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Man, 80, dies after being pulled from Montrose Harbor

He was spotted by a helicopter near the boat house.

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The body of an 80-year-old man was pulled from Montrose Harbor in Lake Michigan Friday morning.

He was spotted by a helicopter near the boat house at 8:25 a.m. and was recovered by the fire department, according to Chicago police.

Paramedics transported the man to Weiss Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He was identified as Richard Schieler, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

His cause and manner of death were under investigation.

At least six people have drowned in Lake Michigan so far this year, according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project. Fifty-six people drowned in Lake Michigan in 2020.