Navy Pier Visitors Return for Strollers, Phones, Bags Lost in July 4 Chaos - NBC Chicago

Navy Pier Visitors Return for Strollers, Phones, Bags Lost in July 4 Chaos

Several people told NBC 5 they lost their bags with phones, credit cards and drivers licenses inside.

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    Items Remain in Navy Pier Lost and Found

    The mass of people rushing out of Navy Pier left behind a sea of personal items, and now offiicals are trying to help people reclaim their possessions. NBC 5's Chris Coffey explains how some visitors were luckier than others. 

    (Published Friday, July 5, 2019)

    Dozens of Navy Pier visitors returned Friday morning to the Chicago tourist attraction to claim purses, shoes, strollers and phones left behind in the aftermath of what's being described as a stampede triggered by a false gun report.

    Guest services was packed Friday with people trying to retrieve their belongings. 

    Chicago police said someone threw firecrackers on the packed Navy Pier and someone yelled "gun," sparking a chaotic "stampede" toward the exit. At least 13 people were trampled and injured.

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    (Published Friday, July 5, 2019)

    Abel Lopez, who attended Navy Pier's Fourth of July fireworks, returned Friday and was reunited with the stroller and shoes left behind during the chaos.

    Many people came in looking for their phones, though some phones either weren't yet returned or can’t be located.

    Several people told NBC 5 they lost their bags with phones, credit cards and drivers licenses inside. One family waiting to retrieve their lost phone said they saw it on Navy Pier's "lost and found" website but were told on-site that the phone wasn't there.

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    Navy Pier's digital "lost and found" section reflects the wide array of items discovered last night: wallets, purses, children's backpacks and many strollers.

    The website gives guests the opportunity to claim the items.

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