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Man Swept Into Lake Michigan Early Saturday Dies

September 08, 2018 - 10:51 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man who was in “extremely critical” condition Saturday morning after he was pulled from Lake Michigan on the North Side has died.

The man, 26, was pronounced dead after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Chicago police.

He was swept into the lake about 5:40 a.m. at the North Avenue Beach, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez.

Fire crews searched for the man along the lake, where waves were 10 feet high, for almost two hours before they found him about 7:30 a.m. near the 1300 block of North Lake Shore Drive, Velez said.

A warning of high waves was in effect along the lakeshore until Sunday night. The fire department warned people to stay off of shoreline rocks.

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