Chicago City Council honors doctor who drowned saving children in Lake Michigan

September 12, 2012 3:18:30 PM PDT
A prominent Chicago doctor who died trying to rescue two children from drowning was honored at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

The family of Dr. Donald Liu became emotional as they listened to the City Council adopt a resolution honoring his memory.

Dr. Liu was the chief of pediatric surgery and surgeon in chief at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital.

The 50-year-old drowned last month after rescuing two children caught in a rip current in Lake Michigan.