Good Samaritans help struggling swimmer in Lake Michigan

SHARE Good Samaritans help struggling swimmer in Lake Michigan
FullSizeRender_5_999x662.jpg

Sun-Times file

Two good Samaritans helped pull a struggling swimmer from Lake Michigan early Tuesday morning on the North Side.

A man began struggling in the water near North Avenue Beach in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 7:45 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.

Two quick-thinking citizens spotted the swimmer, grabbed a surfboard and took it out to the man in the water, according to Fire Media.

Chicago Fire Department divers responded and two divers went into the lake to assist the three out of the water.

The swimmer was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Fire Media. No one else required medical treatment.

The Latest
Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.
Glenbard West’s Joey Pope enjoyed the Hilltoppers’ roll to the Class 4A basketball state title, but he thinks it’s time for the focus to return to the gridiron.
Happ homered twice in the Cubs’ 5-4 loss to the Nationals on Monday.
The Cubs lost the first game of a three-game series 5-4 on Monday against the Nationals.