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Swimmer dies after being pulled from Montrose Harbor

A man died Sunday night after he was pulled from Lake Michigan on the North Side.

The Chicago Police Marine Unit responded at 4:55 p.m. Sunday to a man struggling in the water at Montrose Harbor at 501 W. Montrose Ave., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Carlos Juan Penaco, 26, was pulled from the water and taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Tuesday found he drowned, and his death was ruled an accident.