By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who fell in Lake Michigan has some good Samaritans to thank for his survival.

The man was walking on the pier at Calumet Beach Park Monday morning when he slipped and fell in the water.

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Bystanders say they yelled for help and used a branch to keep him above water until help arrived.

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“I called 911. I was trying to flag down the Coast Guard, which they did,” said Danny Munoz. “Fortunately they heard me. We were down there. We held the man up with a stick until the Coast Guard came and pulled him up out of the water.”

The victim was not badly hurt and returned to his family

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Witnesses say there was no lifeguard on duty at the time.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff