Authorities: Body pulled from lake on South Side

SHARE Authorities: Body pulled from lake on South Side

Sun-Times stock photo

A dead body was recovered from Lake Michigan Sunday morning near Hyde Park on the South Side, authorities said.

About 10 a.m., crews responded to a call of a person in the water between 54th and 59th streets and found a man’s body about half an hour later, according to Chicago police and fire officials.

The body was thought to have been in the water for an extended period of time and was unidentified Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately provide more details.

Area Central detectives have launched a death investigation.

The Latest
A bevy of low averages glares in the first weeks of the season.
Mya King, 12, was found unresponsive Sunday morning and died Wednesday. Her mother, Colette Bancroft, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The Cubs still made a series of roster moves, activating right-hander Jameson Taillon and Patrick Wisdom from the IL.
At a rally at police headquarters, community members called for greater transparency into the investigation, a halt to the use of tactical units and an end to pretextual traffic stops.