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Boat crew member rescued after falling 100 feet into cargo hold of ship on Southeast Side

He suffered injuries but was “alert,” Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

A person was rescued after falling 100 feet at a boat on the South Side on the Calumet River.
Crews rescued a person who fell into the cargo hold of a ship Feb. 25, 2020, near the 10600 block of South Burley.
Chicago Fire Department

A man was rescued after falling into the cargo hold of a boat on the Calumet River Tuesday on the Southeast Side.

Firefighters responded about 2 p.m. to the area near the 10600 block of South Burley Avenue for a “special rescue,” Chicago Fire Department official said. The address is near the Calumet River.

A male crew member fell 100 feet into the cargo hold but was “alert,” fire department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

The man suffered fractures and was taken to a hospital in good condition, officials said.