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Swimmer dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan near Rainbow Beach

Friends said they lost sight of the man while he was swimming, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Man pulled from water at Rainbow Beach
Authorities search for the man who went missing while swimming at Rainbow Beach, July 24, 2019.
Chicago Fire Department

A swimmer has died after being pulled from the water Wednesday near Rainbow Beach on the South Side.

Divers went into the lake about 9:15 p.m. at 3111 E. 77th St. to look for the 26-year-old man, according to the Chicago Police and Fire departments. Friends said they lost sight of him as he was swimming.

Dante Tripp, 27, was pulled to the shore by divers after a helicopter assisting in the search spotted him in the water, the fire department and Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was taken to Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:09 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. Tripp lived in the West Town neighborhood.

Autopsy results were pending June 29, the medical examiner’s office said.