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Body found in Lake Michigan near Belmont Harbor

It was not immediately clear whether the body, which has not been identified, was that of the 14-year-old boy who fell into the water at Diversey Harbor on Monday.

A person was found dead in Lake Michigan July 7, 2020, near Belmont Harbor.
A person was found dead in Lake Michigan July 7, 2020, near Belmont Harbor.
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A body was found Friday in Lake Michigan near Lake View on the North Side, although it was unclear if the body was that of a 14-year-old boy who fell into Diversey Harbor on Monday.

The person was found dead in the water shortly before 6 a.m. near Belmont Harbor, according to Chicago police. The police Marine Unit removed the unidentified body from the lake.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the death.

Police have been searching Diversey Harbor since Monday, when a 14-year-old feel into the water there. The rescue mission turned into a recovery the next day, and has continued daily with negative results, police said Thursday.

On July 22, a 7-year-old drowned after the boat he was in capsized in the Chicago River near the South Loop.

At least 27 people have downed in Lake Michigan so far in 2020, according to the Great Lake Surf Project, which tracks drownings.