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Man dies after being pulled from Jackson Park Harbor

The man had been under the water for more than 20 minutes, fire officials said.

A recovery mission was underway Sept. 18, 2021,  for a swimmer missing in the water near an Evanston beach.
A man was pulled from Jackson Park Harbor June 9, 2021, on the South Side.
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A man died after being pulled from Jackson Park Harbor on the South Side Wednesday evening.

Directed by people in the park, divers found the man underwater near the 6500 block of South Promontory Drive about 8:50 p.m., Chicago fire officials said.

The man, 36, had been under the water for more than 20 minutes, they said.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

He was identified as Jerrell T. Sanford, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Autopsy results showed the man drowned to death, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Area One detectives were conducting a death investigation.