Family sues wheelchair pusher in Lake Michigan death

April 19, 2011 2:07:06 PM PDT
The sister of a disabled woman who died after falling into Lake Michigan earlier this month is suing the man who was pushing her wheelchair.

Chicago Police Marine Unit Officers pulled 61-year-old Sarah Goenne and James Lacy out of the lake on April 8th.

They fell into the water after Lacy stumbled while pushing Goenne's wheelchair. She died several days later.

Goenne's sister claims Lacy failed to control the wheelchair or prevent Goenne from falling into the water.