Weather Updates

Teen boy dies after falling into Lake Michigan Sunday night

Updated: June 30, 2014 8:50AM

A 16-year-old boy died after he fell into Lake Michigan on the North Side Sunday evening, according to the Chicago Police Department.

The teen fell into the water about 6:10 p.m. near the 4000 block of Recreation Drive, just east of Irving Park Road and Lake Shore Drive, News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

He was pulled from the lake and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

His name was withheld Monday morning pending notification of family members.

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.