Man Pulled from Water Near Navy Pier Committed Suicide

Jesus Soriano jumped from the Lake Shore Drive bridge, where the Chicago River and Lake Michigan meet, shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, police said

Friday, Nov 11, 2011  |  Updated 7:57 PM CDT
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Man Pulled from Water Near Navy Pier Committed Suicide

Man was pulled from the waters of Lake Michigan off Navy Pier.

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The death of a man who jumped into Lake Michigan off a bridge near Navy Pier on Thursday evening has been ruled a suicide.

Jesus Soriano, 20, of the 4700 block of South Hermitage Avenue, was pronounced dead at Northwestern at 8 p.m. after being pulled from the water at 301 N. Lake Shore Dr., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy on Monday showed Soriano died of drowning and the ruled the death a suicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police said he jumped from the Lake Shore Drive bridge, where the Chicago River and Lake Michigan meet, shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Fire Department, Police Marine Unit and Coast Guard responded, and a dive team pulled Soriano out of the water about 45 minutes later.

He was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and later died.

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