Body Pulled From Montrose Harbor Positively ID'd

Body of Victor Martinez was recovered Tuesday morning

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    Victor Martinez

    Officials on Wednesday morning confirmed a body retrieved from Montrose Harbor a day earlier is that of a man who jumped into Lake Michigan to help a woman who went in first.

    Divers recovered the body of Victor Martinez during a renewed search on Tuesday morning.

    A witness told NBC Chicago that a group of friends were hanging out in the harbor's parking lot early Monday when a female decided to jump in the water. Martinez reportedly jumped in when it became clear that she was struggling.

    The witness said Martinez did not know how to swim. The woman was pulled from the water but Martinez was not immediately found.

    Woman Rescued from Montrose Harbor; Friend Still Missing

    [CHI] Woman Rescued from Montrose Harbor; Friend Still Missing
    Crews are still searching for 20-year Victor Martinez, who jumped into Montrose Harbor early Monday morning. Martinez was trying to save his friend who jumped in, but could not swim. She was rescued and is now in critical condition, but Martinez is still missing. NBC 5’s Christian Farr reports. (Published Monday, Apr 28, 2014)

    The water temperature on Monday morning was in the low 30s.

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