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Man pulled from North Side lagoon identified

Authorities have identified a man whose body was recovered from a lagoon in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

He was identified as 27-year-old John Hardy, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

He was pulled from the lagoon about 2:10 p.m. near the 2400 block of North Lake Shore Drive, police said.

Hardy, of the 2000 block of North Clark Street, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy Thursday was inconclusive pending further studies, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Area Central detectives are conducting a death investigation.