1 dead, 1 stable after being pulled from Lake Michigan near 31st Street Beach

A 32-year-old man died after he and a 25-year-old man were pulled from Lake Michigan near 31st Street Beach.

Rescue teams responded to a report of swimmers in distress at the South Side beach around 8 p.m. Monday, officials said.

They got both men out of the water and tried to resuscitate the older man.
The man, identified as Markius Woods, of the 2100-block of South Christiana Avenue, was rushed to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

The younger man was also taken to Mercy, where his condition stabilized, officials said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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