Man Drowns After Jumping Into Lake Michigan - NBC Chicago

Man Drowns After Jumping Into Lake Michigan

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    A 22-year-old man is dead after he jumped into Lake Michigan on Saturday. The incident, which occurred near the Shedd Aquarium, prompted a rescue attempt by the Chicago Fire Department, but the man died at Northwestern Hospital after he was pulled from the water. (Published Saturday, July 8, 2017)

    A man drowned after jumping into Lake Michigan on Saturday afternoon, the Chicago Fire Department said. 

    According to the Department, a 22-year-old man jumped into the water near the Shedd Aquarium at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

    The victim was under water for 15 minutes, and was later found unresponsive during a rescue by the Fire Department and lifeguards. 

    The man was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, and was pronounced dead. 

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