3 pulled from Lake Michigan by Chicago police officers near Northerly Island; no serious injuries

Woman, 23, jumped into water near East Solidarity Drive, appeared to be drowning, CPD said
CHICAGO -- Three people were hospitalized after officers rescued them from the water Thursday night near Northerly Island.

About 10:45 p.m., witnesses flagged down officers when a man and a 23-year-old woman, who jumped into the water near the 700-block of East Solidarity Drive, appeared to be drowning, according to Chicago police.

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Officers pulled them back onto the waterfront, along with an 18-year-old man who had jumped in to save them, police said.

All three people were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for observation and listed in good condition, police said.

No serious injuries were reported, according to police.

Earlier Thursday, a person was found in the water of Lake Michigan near Grant Park in the Loop.

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About 5 p.m. in the 500-block of South Lake Shore drive, witnesses alerted officers to an unresponsive male at the bottom of the lake, Chicago police said.

The male was retrieved from the water by Marine Unit personnel and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Area Three detectives are investigating the incident.

A man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan on Chicago's South Side Wednesday evening.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)