Man pulled from Lake Michigan near Gold Coast

Two SWAT officers who were in the area pulled the 22-year-old man out of the lake near the shoreline, fire officials and police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

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A 22-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan Feb. 15, 2020, near the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

A 22-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan Feb. 15, 2020, near the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

provided by Chicago Police

A pair of Chicago police officers pulled a man out of freezing Lake Michigan waters Saturday near the Gold Coast.

Police and fire crews were dispatched just after 7 a.m. for reports of a person in the water near the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive, according to Chicago police.

Two SWAT officers who were in the area pulled the 22-year-old man out of the lake near the shoreline, Chicago fire officials and police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

“A special thank you also goes out to the individual who looked out for their fellow Chicagoan and flagged down assistance from our first responder community,” Chicago Police wrote on Twitter. “As always, if you see something, say something.”

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