5-year-old drowns in harbor

July 4, 2008 5:49:07 AM PDT
A 5-year-old boy is dead after falling into Jackson Park Harbor on Chicago's South Side. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the boy fell from a rock ledge surrounding the harbor. He was with several other children at the time of the accident.

The Fire Department called for a helicopter, a dive team and a police marine unit boat to aid in the search for the boy after he fell into the water. The boy was found after a 20 minute search.

The boy, who was not identified by authorities, was taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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