8 rescued on Lake Michigan when boat overturns near Diversey Harbor

Eight people were pulled Saturday afternoon from Lake Michigan after their boat capsized, fire officials said.

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Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment, five refused, officials said.

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Eight people were rescued from Lake Michigan when their boat overturned Saturday near Diversey Harbor on the North Side.

About 12:30 p.m., the Chicago Fire Department responded to a boat’s distress signal near the 2800 block of Lake Shore Drive, according to fire officials. First responders found their boat capsized and eight people in the water.

A 44-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy was taken to Northwestern MemorialHospital, and a 13-year-old boy who injured his wrist and was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital. All three were in good condition.

The rest declined treatment, authorities said.

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