Men Push Fisherman Into Lake Michigan

Sunday, Oct 3, 2010  |  Updated 3:03 PM CDT
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Men Push Fisherman Into Lake Michigan

File Image Courtesy Flickr user Ericvv

Fishing on Montrose Harbor. File Image Courtesy Flickr user Ericvv

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Police are looking for two men who allegedly pushed a fisherman into Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon near the Loop.

About 1:35 p.m. two men -- 58 and 56 -- were fishing off a wall in DuSable Harbor at Randolph Street and Lake Michigan, according to Chicago Police Central District Capt. Joseph Vaclavik.

Two men who appeared to be in their 40s ran past the two fisherman and intentionally pushed the older one -- who does not know how to swim -- into the lake, according to Chicago Police Capt. Joseph Vaclavik.

"They pushed the older man into the water. It’s 15-feet deep there," according to the captain. "So the 56-year-old jumped in, he knows how to swim. He dragged him to a wall and held him there until the Marine Unit pulled him out."

The fishermen, who are friends, are both going to be "okay" said the captain.

Fire Department spokesman Richard Rosado said both were examined on the scene and released without being taken to a hospital. They were already out of the water when fire crews got there.

It was not known why the man was pushed in, according to Vaclavik, who said there were four witnesses to the incident, which was not captured on a camera.

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