Woman dies after sailboat capsizes in Lake Michigan in Winnetka

The boat launched from Evanston and capsized in Lake Michigan Sunday, according to Winnetka officials

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A 50-year-old woman who went missing after a sailboat capsized along the North Shore of Lake Michigan was pulled from the water and pronounced dead Monday morning, the Chicago Fire Department confirmed.

The update comes hours after officials in suburban Winnetka at Tower Road Beach were performing a search and rescue mission looking for the missing boater.

Officials at 2 a.m. Monday became aware of the missing woman from a capsized 12-foot sailboat when the boat's other passenger made it to shore after swimming approximately two miles.

A search and rescue mission was immediately implemented, with the Winnetka Fire Department working with neighboring municipalities and the Coast Guard to help locate the missing swimmer, officials said.

According to authorities, multiple boats, drones and helicopters were used during the mission.

In an update Monday, Coast Guard officials said a body was pulled from the water early that morning. The victim was transported to Chicago's Montrose Harbor, officials added, with the harbor being the "closest location the Coast Guard's 45-foot boat can offload the patient."

Upon being transported, the victim was listed in critical condition. Later Monday, CFD said the victim was pronounced deceased upon being brought into Montrose Harbor.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the boat launched from Evanston and capsized at dusk, the village of Winnetka said. Both passengers were wearing life preservers, officials said.

The sailboat, which capsized at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, was located two to three miles from shore, officials added.

The mission comes as dive teams continue to search for man who fell off a boat over the weekend in Lake Michigan's 'Playpen' in Chicago.

Later Monday afternoon, a 16-year-old died after a raft flipped over in Lake Michigan waters in Chicago, police said.

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