Man dies after being pulled from Chicago River in the Loop

The man was sitting on the side of the river in the 300 block of North Canal Street and jumped in wearing a backpack, police said.

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Drivers were searching for a person who reportedly feel in the river Dec. 7, 2021, in the Loop.

Drivers were searching for a person who reportedly feel in the river Dec. 7, 2021, in the Loop.

Chicago Fire Department

A man died after he was pulled from the Chicago River Tuesday afternoon in the Loop.

The man was sitting on the side of the river in the 300 block of North Canal Street and jumped in wearing a backpack around noon, Chicago police said.

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Divers then dropped into the river from a helicopter near Lake Street and found the man 20 minutes later, fire department officials said.

The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 2:49 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy found the 26-year-old drowned and ruled his death a suicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

The temperature in Chicago was around 20 degrees Tuesday morning.

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