Coast Guard Pulls Man from Chilly Chicago River
Routine patrol turns into life-saving rescue Sunday morning. (Published Sunday, Mar 20, 2011)
Updated at 4:00 PM CDT on Sunday, Mar 20, 2011
A routine patrol turned into a life-saving rescue Sunday morning on the Chicago River.
A U.S. Coast Guard boat was on patrol in the area of Dusable Harbor, near Randolph Street downtown, when the saw a man jump into the water from a bridge, ChicagoBreakingNews.com reported.
The Coast Guard crew was quickly able to pull the man from the 41-degree water and take him to paramedics.
Video from the scene shows the man walking on his own into the ambulance.
A Coast Guard spokesman said the man is lucky -- a person can't survive for very long at all in water that temperature.
Published at 3:52 PM CDT on Mar 20, 2011