Man dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan on South Side

The man, 27, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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The lifeguard stand at North Avenue Beach along the Lake Michigan shore in Chicago on June 22, 2020.

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A man drowned in Lake Michigan Monday as beaches closed for the season, police said.

About 10:20 p.m., Kenyatta Freeman Jr., 27, was with a group of people swimming near the 5000 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive when he didn’t resurface, according to Chicago police.

A marine police unit responded and recovered the Freeman Jr., who was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

The man drowned to death, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled an accident.

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