Man dies trying to save dog at McKinley Park Lagoon

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man who died after jumping into the McKinley Park Lagoon on Chicago's Southwest Side trying to rescue a dog has been identified.

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Tao Jiang, of Chicago, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. The cause of death was accidental drowning.

The incident occurred just after 1 p.m. Saturday. The Chicago Fire Department pulled the dog and Jiang from the water.

CFD said that the dog went onto ice in the lagoon and fell in. Jiang went after the dog to try and save it and did not resurface.

The dog survived, CFD said.

The lagoon is located southwest of South Damen Avenue and West 37th Street in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
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