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Divers Pull Man From Lake Michigan Near Evanston

September 20, 2018 - 12:29 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man was in critical condition after rescue divers pulled him out of Lake Michigan on Thursday morning near north suburban Evanston.

Crews were called about a swimmer in distress at 8:46 a.m. behind a home in the 2700 block of Sheridan Road in Evanston, according to a statement from the Evanston Fire Department. A water rescue team arrived to find a swimmer who told them his friend had gone underwater.

Rescue swimmers pulled the man, thought to be in his 50s, out of the lake by 9:16 a.m., fire officials said. Paramedics began CPR and he was taken to Evanston Hospital in critical condition.

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