CHICAGO – A teenager is in critical condition after she was pulled from Lake Michigan on Tuesday.
The Chicago Fire Department said the 13-year-old was pulled from the water at Montrose Beach where other swimmers quickly tried to help her. She was unresponsive when she was pulled out of the water.
The rescue was caught on cellphone video. The girl was found face-down and she went unnoticed for a few minutes and then got CPR from fellow beach-goers, then oxygen from medics.
She was taken to Weiss Hospital in critical condition and was then take to Lurie Children's Hospital. Her friends said her condition is improving.
The man who pulled her out of the lake also needed medical attention. He suffered an asthma attack during the rescue.
No further information was provided.