Chicago bartender, entrepreneur dies after falling into Lake Michigan near Diversey Harbor

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
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Michael Davila, a long-time bartender and entrepreneur in Chicago, died after falling into Lake Michigan near Diversey Harbor.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man has died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan near Diversey Harbor Wednesday morning, Chicago police said.

Police and fire officials said the 43-year-old man slipped and fell into the water near 2601 North Cannon Drive at about 5:02 a.m.

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Divers were sent into the water and the man was pulled from the water by the CPD Marine Unit. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he later died.

A friend identified him as Michael Davila. a long-time bartender and entrepreneur in Chicago. He owned a michelada mix business called MixChelada.