Beach Warnings in Effect for Labor Day

Warnings were issued late Sunday and were set to expire early Tuesday

Monday, Sep 2, 2013  |  Updated 8:25 PM CDT
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This summer, officials said 20 people have drowned in Lake Michigan, six of which were in Chicago. Christian Farr reports.

This summer, officials said 20 people have drowned in Lake Michigan, six of which were in Chicago. Christian Farr reports.

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The National Weather Service issued warnings for Chicagoans and Labor Day vacationers, cautioning that Lake Michigan's water may not be the best place to relax on the final day of the city's swimming and beach season.

The warnings were issued late Sunday and were set to expire early Tuesday. Staffers said dangerous swimming conditions, with high winds and waves and strong rip and structural currents, were seen at the city's lakefront.

This summer, officials said 20 people have drowned in Lake Michigan, six of which were in Chicago.

Last year, authorities said seven people died after being pulled under by a rip current.

The alert came just after a 30-year-old man died after being pulled from the water near Montrose Harbor Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Chicago Fire Media said crews responded to a call at the harbor 4400 North on the lakefront for a report of a person in the water.

The man was transported to Weiss Memorial Hospital in critical condition, according to fire Media.

Police later said the man was pronounced dead after he was taken to the hospital.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as Najam Naimi of Streamwood.

It was not clear if a rip current caused the man's death.

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