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Man plucked from Belmont Harbor dies; another body found near Montrose Harbor

Updated: June 7, 2013 12:27AM

It has been a macabre couple days in the waters of Lake Michigan.

Ninety minutes after an apparent drowning victim was pulled out of Belmont Harbor on Thursday afternoon, a man’s body was spotted by a sailor near Montrose Harbor. And on Wednesday, a severed human leg that apparently washed up on the lakeshore near the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

The victim from Belmont Harbor, a man in his 30s, was plucked from the frigid water by fire department personnel about 5:30 p.m. He died about 30 minutes later at St. Joseph Hospital. Authorities were not releasing the identity of the man.

A little farther north, police retrieved the body of a man thought to be in his 50s about 7 p.m. several hundred yards offshore near Montrose Harbor. The body had been spotted by sailors. The Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed the death, but could not provide additional details.

As for the human leg found Wednesday, police were trying to find the rest of the body.

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