4 rescued as tugboat takes on water in Lake Michigan near 31st Street
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE May 5, 2014 5:14PM
Four people were rescued Monday from this tugboat in Lake Michigan just before 5 p.m., near 31st Street. The tug boat ended up here, near 43rd street, partly submerged. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
Updated: May 6, 2014 2:58AM
Four people were rescued from a tugboat that took on water in Lake Michigan on the South Side on Monday afternoon, according to fire officials.
Crews first responded to the boat just before 5 p.m. on reports that it was sinking, Fire Media Affairs said.
Four people aboard were rescued safely and taken to the nearby harbor at 31st Street, fire officials said.
The boat took on water but is still visible, floating in shallow water off 40th Street, officials said.