Drowning teen rescued from Lake Michigan at North Ave Beach, CFD says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Friday, July 15, 2022
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Chicago fire officials said a 14-year-old boy was rescued from Lake Michigan Thursday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago fire officials said a 14-year-old boy was rescued from Lake Michigan Thursday night.

The Chicago Fire Department said the teen was pulled from the water at North Avenue Beach and was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

CFD said the teen was drowning at the time of his rescue.

Why the teen was in the water was not immediately known. It was also not immediately known if he was rescued by peers or by emergency responders. It was not clear if a lifeguard was on duty when the incident happened.

No further details about the incident have been released.