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Body pulled from Lake Michigan, police say

Authorities pulled a body from Lake Michigan Tuesday night.

Police said the body of an unidentified man, who they believe was around age 30, was taken out of the water around 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of East 31st Street, where the 31st Street Beach and Harbor are located.

The Chicago Fire Department’s marine unit had responded to a person in distress, police said. The man was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police said detectives are investigating.

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The recovery comes after the bodies of four people washed up along the shores of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan in a week in early April.

The city saw a record number of drownings in Lake Michigan in 2020, when 6 people drowned there.

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