Chicago man drowns after jumping in lake

August 13, 2009 6:19:28 AM PDT
A Chicago man is dead after he and a friend jumped into Lake Michigan Wednesday afternoon. The men had reportedly been fishing on the pier at Pratt Boulevard. They went into the water, and one may have gotten tangled up in a fishing line.

The police marine unit was able to rescue one of the victims, who was unharmed.

James Laden, 36, was under water for up to 12 minutes before a lifeguard got him out. He was pronounced dead at an Evanston Hospital.


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