South Side man drowns near 31st Street beach

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A 36-year-old South Side man drowned in Lake Michigan near 31st Street Beach over the weekend.

About 11:55 p.m. Saturday, Terrell Booker Jr. was walking along the lakefront with two other people near the beach when he went into the water, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Marine Unit officers located the man and took him to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:39 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. Booker lived in the 1600 block of West 92nd Place.

An autopsy Monday determined he drowned and his death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said. Police said no foul play is suspected.

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