Body pulled from Lake Michigan in Rogers Park

An untethered canoe was seen crashing into rocks near the 7700 block of Eastlake Terrace, but police could not confirm whether or not the boat was related to the incident.

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An untethered canoe crashes into rocks in Lake Michigan near the scene where a body was recovered.

An untethered canoe crashes into rocks in Lake Michigan near the scene where a body was recovered Oct. 6, 2019.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A dead body was pulled from Lake Michigan Sunday in Rogers Park on the North Side.

The male body was found Sunday morning by the Chicago Fire Department and turned over to the Chicago Police Marine Unit after the operation was deemed a recovery instead of a rescue, Chicago police and fire officials said.

An untethered canoe was seen crashing into rocks near the 7700 block of Eastlake Terrace, but police could not confirm whether or not the boat was related to the incident.

Further information about the male and the circumstances of his death were not immediately known, police said.

Although he remains unidentified, the Cook County medical examiner’s office has confirmed the man’s death. An autopsy is pending.

Area North detectives are investigating.

Contributing: Tyler LaRiviere

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