Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:00 PM Monday May 28, 2018 to a report of a person in the water near Damen Ave and 29th St Chicago, Il. Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Department divers, firefighters, and paramedics received a report that a person fell of a boat, fell underwater, and did not re-surface.
The report of a person in the water was initially given at Ashland Avenue and the Chicago River.
A Chicago Fire Department diver was reported injured during the rescue operations at this incident. The diver was rescued from the water by about 8:55 p.m., and was transported by paramedics with a police escort to Stroger Cook County Hospital about 9:00 p.m. — arriving about 9:07 p.m. News video shows CPR was administered on the rescue boat, and upon arrival at Stroger.
Chicago police divers, and a Chicago Fire Department Helicopter and Chicago Police Helicopter also responded to this incident. Chicago Fire Department also activated an EMS Plan 1 for the water rescue incident.
Chicago Fire Department reported at 9:41 p.m. that one member of the CFD Dive Team was transported to Stroger Hospital “critically injured” and that two members of the CFD Dive Team were transported in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where they were listed in good condition.
Information about the man who fell from the boat was not initially available, except that he was 28 years-old, that he reportedly fell out of a small fishing boat, and that he was still missing after being under water for more than an hour.
2 injured members of CFD dive team transported to Northwestern in good condition and 1 critically injured member of the CFD dive team also transported to Stroger. No further information at this time.
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) May 29, 2018
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) May 29, 2018
A CFD rescue diver was rushed to the hospital in "very grave" condition after an incident in the Chicago River. https://t.co/vw5e3U7wYt
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) May 29, 2018
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Chicago Fire Department warned Friday, May 25, 2018 that cold lake temperatures and hot air temperatures are a deadly combination. The Chicago Fire Department warned that cold water temperatures will cause a gasping reflex from those who jump in.
CFD warns how cold lake temperatures and hot air temperarures make for a deadly combination. The cold water temperatures will ilicict a gasping reflex from those who jump in. pic.twitter.com/77i23rCYMM
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) May 25, 2018