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Girl, 13, Dies After Being Pulled from Lake Michigan

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    A teenage girl died after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Chicago's North Side Tuesday, officials confirmed.

    (Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

    A teenage girl died after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Chicago's North Side Tuesday, officials confirmed.

    Tianna Hollinside, 13, was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital around 1 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, which added that an autopsy was not scheduled for Tuesday. 

    Tianna, of the 1600 block of W. Jonquil Terrace, was pulled from the water just blocks from her home in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. 

    The Chicago Fire Department said it received a call about a child in the water just before 10 a.m. near 7600 N. Eastlake Terrace on Lake Michigan.  

    After about 45 minutes of searching, rescuers found the girl and pulled her from the water, which was about 12 to 15 feet deep. 

    First responders immediately performed CPR, and she was transported in "extremely critical condition" to an area hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. 

    "Despite the best efforts the little girl pulled from the lake has passed away at St Francis Evanston," Chicago Fire spokesman Larry Langford tweeted Tuesday afternoon. 

    It was not immediately clear how the girl got into the water, but authorities said the current and wind made conditions difficult for swimming. They also noted the current water temperature sat at 52 degrees, making it deceivingly cold. 

    Beaches in the city are not open yet so no lifeguards were on duty. It was not clear if the area where the child entered the water was a no swimming area. 

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