CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were rescued from Lake Michigan overnight near the Adler Planetarium, where a man and woman jumped into the water.
Police said the man and woman were standing on the lakefront around 10:45 p.m. when they jumped into the water near the Planetarium.READ MORE: Over 24,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Witnesses said the couple appeared to be drowning. A third person dove in to try to save them. Meanwhile, witnesses flagged down police and everyone helped pull them all to safety.READ MORE: For These Two Standout Students, Their Achievements Speak Volumes
“No one could pull them up. No one could reach them. So I leant my, and I told them to grab the straps of my backpack, and then once they got hold of my backpack, we formed a line along the shore and we pulled them one-by-one until we got them over to the ladder,” said Charlie Thomas, one of the witnesses who helped pull those people to safety.MORE NEWS: 2 Mass Shootings Reported At The Same Time In Chicago Hours After President Biden Announces Plan To Address City's Violence
All three people were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital to get checked out, but no one was seriously injured.