The four became stranded after a rope they were using to pull an inner tube got caught up in a jet ski and killed its power. They were not able to get it started so they called 911.
A police boat was sent out, but, according to the man, they would charge $500 to pull the jet ski back to shore. Instead, the police boat found another jet skier who offered assistance.
The group was stranded a mile from Diversey Harbor for about 30 minutes.