Man, 45, dies after Lake Michigan rescue near Grant Park, Chicago police say

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Friday, August 12, 2022
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A 45-year-old man is in critical condidtion after begin pulled from Lake Michigan Thursday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 45-year-old man died shortly after being rescued from Lake Michigan Thursday night.

The incident took place near Grant Park, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

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The man has been identified as Carnell Williams. Williams was taken to Northwestern Hospital and was later pronounced dead before 9 p.m., CPD says.

An autopsy is currently pending, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police did not say what led up to the rescue, but an investigation is ongoing, pending the results of the autopsy.

A beach hazard statement is in effect for Illinois and northwest Indiana through 10 a.m. Friday, with waves having the potential to reach 6 feet at times.

Sun Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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