Off-duty CFD captain dies in apparent drowning in Jackson Park Harbor

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CHICAGO -- An off-duty captain of the Chicago Fire Department died early Monday in an apparent drowning.

Fire crews responded to a call of a person in the water around midnight at Jackson Park Harbor, located at 6500 S. Richards. Divers searched the water for 90 minutes.

The man's body was recovered around 5 a.m. and the Chicago Fire Department identified him as 55-year-old Captain Darryl Moore.

Captain Moore was apparently attending an end of summer party at the harbor with several boaters. It is believed he fell off a dock and into the water.

According to the fire department, Moore was a 32-year veteran and worked on Truck 40 in the Beverly neighborhood. He was a few months short of retiring.

Moore leaves behind a wife and three adult children.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has not officially ruled a cause of death.



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