CPD: Man jumped to his death in Calumet River after crashing on Chicago Skyway

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The body of a man who jumped from the Chicago Skyway into the Calumet River after a crash on the bridge Monday afternoon has been found.

About 3 p.m., emergency crews responded to the Skyway near 97th Street after getting reports that a ma had jumped into the river following a traffic crash on the toll bridge that connects the city to northwest Indiana, according to the Chicago Police and Fire departments.

The police marine unit and fire department divers responded to the river to search for the person who jumped, authorities said. Rescue teams faced a difficult search due to barge traffic, ice on the river and low visibility in the water.

Curtis Bradley, 24, was found in the river about 5 p.m. and taken to Trinity Hospital, where he waspronounced dead at 4:55 p.m.,police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

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