Police recovered a body several miles from the shore in Lake Michigan Tuesday morning.
A boater spotted the body about eight miles east of 79th Street, according to the Chicago Police Marine Unit.
Police found the male body in dense fog and returned it to the shore, where Area 2 detectives continued investigating the cause of death.
At least seven people have drowned in Lake Michigan so far in 2021, according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.
#ChicagoPolice @CPDMarineUnit M4 responded to a body in #LakeMichigan approx 8 miles east of 79th St that was seen by a #boater & broadcasted on VHF CH 16 #Officers located the body in dense #fog & transported to shore @Area2Detectives to cont. the investigation. @ChicagoCAPS04 pic.twitter.com/fFydmR8rIn— Chicago Police Marine Unit (@CPDMarineUnit) June 8, 2021