Man rescued from Lake Michigan by Chicago police

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Chicago Police officers rescued a man from Lake Michigan early Friday morning on the city’s Far North Side.

He was with a friend and playing with a dog near Rogers Park Beach at about 2:05 a.m., when the dog went in the water and the man went after him.

The dog left the water safely but police say his friend couldn’t spot the victim and returned to his apartment to call 911.

Responding officers searched for about 20 minutes before they found the 41-year-old man clinging to a break wall.

The officers were able to pull the victim out of the water and onto the wall.

He walked to an ambulance and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to Larry Langford, spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department.  The man was treated and released this morning.

Emergency crews say high winds created very choppy waters and rough conditions on the lake.

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