Chicago Fire Department

Child Among 9 Rescued from Chicago River After Boat Overturns in South Loop, in Critical Condition

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Several people, including a child, were rescued from the Chicago River Wednesday in the South Loop.

Crews responded to a report of a boat flipped over with people in the water near the 1500 block of South Lumber Street, Chicago fire officials said about 7 p.m.

Nine people were pulled from the water and were receiving medical attention, officials said.

A child was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition, officials said.

Five people were taken to the University of Illinois Hospital in good-to-fair condition, officials said. Three others refused medical treatment.

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