Authorities: Girl who jumped in Lake Michigan for a swim dies

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A girl who was pulled from the chilly water of Lake Michigan on Tuesday morning in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side has died, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The 13-year-old jumped in the water for a swim near the 7700 block of North Eastlake Terrace about 9:50 a.m., according to Chicago Police and Fire Media Affairs.

She was believed to be in the water for about 45 minutes before divers pulled her out and immediately began CPR, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

She was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was pronounced dead, Langford said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Though temperatures were expected to reach the mid-80s in Chicago on Tuesday, the water temperature is only about 52 degrees, Langford said, cautioning potential swimmers against jumping in the lake.


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