A young girl has died after being pulled from Lake Michigan waters in Chicago Tuesday morning.
“Despite the best efforts the little girl pulled from the lake has passed away at St Francis Evanston,” Chicago Fire spokesman Larry Langford tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
The Chicago Fire Department said it received a call about a child in the water just before 10 a.m. near 7600 North on Lake Michigan.
After about 45 minutes of searching, rescuers found a girl, believed to be between 12 and 13 years old.
The child was pulled from the water and first responders immediately performed CPR before she was transported to an area hospital in “extremely critical condition.”
It was not immediately clear how the girl got into the water, but authorities said the current and wind made conditions difficult for swimming. They also noted the current water temperature sat at 52 degrees, making it deceivingly cold.
The child was found in water about 12 to 15 feet deep.
Beaches in the city are not open yet so no lifeguards were on duty. It was not clear if the area where the child entered the water was a no swimming area.
Published 4 hours ago | Updated 54 minutes ago