Teen dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan

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CHICAGO - A 17-year-old boy is dead after he was pulled from Lake Michigan on Friday evening.

The boy's family identified him as Eddie Horns. According to family he was celebrating his little sister's 10th birthday when he decided to go for a swim. After struggling his family tried to keep him afloat, but were unsuccessful.

The Chicago Fire Department says just before 8 p.m.  three dive teams were dispatched to the lake at 31st Street Beach after reports of a swimmer in distress.

When crews pulled the boy from the water, he was unresponsive.  He was taken in critical condition to Mercy Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

CFD says visibility in the water there was difficult.

Lifeguards were already off-duty.

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