Thursday, July 11, 2019

WOMAN KILLED IN BOAT CRASH WITH JETTY BETWEEN NAVY PIER AND DIVERSEY HARBOR AREA, CHICAGO

THU JUL 11 2019 ~2:10 AM
Chicago Fire Department
» Person in the Water/Water Rescue Response/EMS Plan 1
2200 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL

Report of a person in the water. Flat boat with no sail is reported capsized. One female victim missing among three people initially reported as overboard in the water. EMS Plan 1 activated at 2:20 a.m. The boat is reported to have capsized after it was northbound from Navy Pier.

Two victims were removed from the water by about 2:34 a.m.. One person was being transported Code Red to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and one person was a "medical refusal" at about 2:35 a.m. The Dive Team was in the water to search for the third victim at 2:35 a.m. but it was initially not known what time they entered the water.

Divers made contact with the third victim at about 2:42 a.m. The third victim was treated for life-threatening injuries and immediately transferred to Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 53 at a Belmont Harbor dock. Engine 78's crew was dispatched to Belmont Harbor to assist with Advanced Life Support, and accompanied the ambulance crew for transport of the third victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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