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Man rescued from Lake Michigan near Buckingham Fountain, taken to hospital

Chicago Tribune logo Chicago Tribune 7/6/2020 By Kelli Smith, Chicago Tribune

A man in his 20s was pulled out of Lake Michigan near Grant Park and taken to a hospital Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Fire officials responded to reports of a man in the lake about 12:50 p.m., according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt. Crews rescued the man near 500 S. Lake Shore Drive and transported him about 1:20 p.m.

The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. Merritt did not immediately have information on the man’s condition.

Check back for updates.


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