Crews Recover Body Of Man Who Jumped Into Lagoon To Save Dog

Sun-Times Media Wire
August 25, 2019 - 2:14 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Search crews have recovered the body of a 29-year-old man who jumped into the Lincoln Park Lagoon Saturday trying to rescue his dog who had fallen in.

Chicago Police Department Marine Unit divers pulled the man’s body from the lagoon about 1:25 p.m. Sunday, just over 19 hours after he first fell in, Chicago police said.

About 6:15 p.m. Saturday, the Chicago Fire Department’s Scuba Team began searching for the man who jumped in the lagoon but were unable to locate him, Chicago police said. They called off the search about 8:15 p.m. and resumed the search Sunday morning in the form of a body recovery mission.

The dog was rescued, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the death.

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