Lake Michigan

Man drives car into Lake Michigan at Belmont Harbor

A man was rescued from Lake Michigan early Saturday after he drove his car into the lake at Belmont Harbor on the North Side.

The 26-year-old escaped his car before it was fully submerged and Chicago Police Marine Unit officers helped him to shore around 3 a.m., Chicago police said.

He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was reportedly in good condition, according to police.

Marine officers later retrieved the car from the lake.

It wasn’t clear how the man drove the car off the road and into the water.

No citations have been issued so far, police said.

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