1 Rescued, 1 Missing After Falling Into Lake Michigan

One person fell off a pier near the lake, and the other jumped in to try to save them, fire officials said

Thomas Phillips and Alisha Marie Phillips
Connecticut State Police

One person was rescued and another is still missing after they fell into Lake Michigan while walking on a pier in suburban Waukegan on Friday.

According to the Waukegan Fire Department, two people were on the pier around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon when one of the individuals fell into the water. The other person then jumped into the lake in a rescue attempt, and another person called 911 to alert authorities to the situation.

When fire department divers arrived on the scene, one of the victims had managed to get out of the water. That person was given medical attention and was taken to a local hospital.

Divers then went into the water to try to find the other person, but after an hour and a half they were forced to suspend the search due to high waves and limited visibility, as a snow storm begins to move into the area.

The search is still continuing with a boat and sonar, but worsening weather conditions could impact the search operation, the fire department said.

There has been no update on the condition of the person pulled from the water, or on the identities of either victim.

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