Emergency responders pulled a swimmer from the water off Promontory Point today and rushed him to University of Chicago Medical Center where he died.
Larry Langford, Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman, said the victim is of Middle Eastern heritage and about 25 years old. The CFD estimates that the victim was under water for 40 - 45 minutes.
At the eastern tip of Promontory Point, Kenwood resident Anita Gigliotti said she saw the man's companions telling emergency personnel that they had urged him not to go into the water, which Langford said rescue divers described as akin to a washing machine.