Man Reported Missing After Trying to Save Dog From Lincoln Park Lagoon - NBC Chicago

Man Reported Missing After Trying to Save Dog From Lincoln Park Lagoon

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    Chicago fire and police divers have called off their search for a 29-year-old man who went missing while trying to save his dog from the Lincoln Park Lagoon on Saturday night. 

    According to officials, the search was conducted for approximately two and a half hours before being called off just after 8 p.m. due to poor visibility and unsafe conditions in the lagoon. 

    On Saturday afternoon, 911 calls reported that a man had entered the water at the location near the 2300 block of North Stockton Drive to try to save his dog, who had jumped into the water. 

    Fire divers were on scene within 10 minutes, but weren't able to locate the man after an exhaustive search. Poor visibility caused by murky water and extensive algae hampered search efforts, according to officials. 

    "It was all touch and feel. The conditions were harder than usual due to the zero visibility," CFD Deputy Chief Jason Lach said. 

    The search will resume on Sunday morning, according to officials. 

    The Lincoln Park Lagoon, which lies next to Lake Shore Drive, is approximately 18 feet deep at its center, according to the fire department. It has extensive algae and weed cover along its banks, which prevented a woman from entering the water to try to save the man or his dog. 

    Check back for more on this developing story.

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