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Constructiworkers fire department crews pulled man from Chicago River near its downtown fork Tuesday evening. | Lori Rackl / Sun-Times

Construction workers and fire department crews pulled a man from the Chicago River near its downtown fork Tuesday evening. | Lori Rackl / Sun-Times

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A man was pulled from the Chicago River after he jumped into the water downtown Tuesday evening.

The 26-year-old jumped off a patio on the south side of the Apparel Center -- which houses the Chicago Sun-Times, at 350 N. Orleans -- onto a nearby construction trailer, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. The man then jumped from the construction trailer into the river.

Nearby construction crews threw the man a rope and fire department personnel pulled the man out about 5:50 p.m., Langford said.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, Langford said.



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