Man Critical After Chicago River Rescue

Victim rushed to nearby hospital in critical condition

By Al Romero
|  Friday, Aug 12, 2011  |  Updated 8:36 AM CDT
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The man was in critical condition when he was transported early Friday to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Chicago Fire officials.

The man was in critical condition when he was transported early Friday to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Chicago Fire officials.

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Rescuers pulled a man from the Chicago River early Friday morning near State Street and Wacker Drive.

Paramedics were called to the scene at about 1:35 a.m. The victim was in critical condition when he was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Officials have not released further information about the victim or how he got into the river.

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