Girl rescued from Lake Michigan on North Side
Sun-Times Media Wire July 27, 2012 8:54PM
Updated: July 27, 2012 9:00PM
Chicago Fire Department personnel rescued a 12-year-old girl who was swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night on the North Side when waves began to pull her farther from the shore.
About 8 p.m., authorities received a call of a girl screaming for help near Rogers Beach Park in the Roger’s Park neighborhood, said Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.
Paramedics treated the girl, who was in good condition, Langford said.
Paramedics also treated a 17-year-old boy after he tried rescuing the girl but got slammed against some rocks, Langford said, adding that the boy had minor cuts.
Earlier Friday, two people were pulled from the lake in separate incidents.
About 6 p.m., a 12-year-old girl was pulled out of the lake near North Avenue Beach. She was listed in “very critical” condition at Lurie Children’s Hospital Friday night, Langford said.
About 1:45 p.m., a man was pulled out of the lake near North Avenue at Burton Place. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:31 p.m., authorities said.
His identity was being withheld pending family notification, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.