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Man rescued after falling through icy waters of Lake Michigan

Monday, February 17th 2020, 1:34 pm - The Chicago man was immediately taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, according to police

A Chicago man is lucky to be alive after being rescued from the cold waters of Lake Michigan Saturday.

Following his removal from the frigid waters, he was immediately taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, according to Chicago police.

The dramatic recovery of the man, whose name wasn’t released, was captured on video, which was released publicly and shared on Facebook. He can be seen getting pulled out of the water by two SWAT officers from the Chicago Police Department.

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The start of the approximately 10-minute rescue footage shows a person attempting to wave down cars along a Chicago freeway in an effort to get help for the man who had accidentally fallen into the water. Emergency officials showed up about halfway into the video. A shorter clip of the rescue was tweeted out by the Chicago Police Department.


Police stated the incident happened close to the 600 block of N Lake Shore Drive, adding the rescue occurred on the morning after the coldest day of the year.

“A special thank you also goes out to the individual who looked out for their fellow Chicagoan and flagged down assistance from our first responder community,” Chicago police said in a Facebook post. “As always, if you see something, say something.”

The successful rescue by authorities comes less than a month after a Michigan woman was saved by Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies after falling into icy waters while fishing.

Source: New York Daily News

Thumbnail courtesy of CNN.

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