A man died Saturday afternoon after he fell through ice at the McKinley Park Lagoon while trying to save his dog, police said.
Paramedics were called about 1 p.m. to the 2200 block of West Pershing for a 26-year-old man who fell through thin ice into the water, according to Chicago Fire Department Chief Juan Hernandez.
The 26-year-old, identified as Tao Jiang, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital but died within the hour, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood.
The dog was retrieved from the water and survived, authorities said.
An autopsy to determine Jiang’s cause of death was scheduled for Sunday.