2 pulled from rough waters of Lake Michigan; Woman remains missing

CHICAGO -- Officials said they will resume recovery operations for a woman missing in Lake Michigan once the choppy waters calm down.

Chicago fire officials said the 22-year-old woman went missing when she and two men jumped into the lake around 7:15 a.m. Friday.

The three people reportedly planned to jump in the lake and get right back out.  But high waves and rough waters made it difficult for them to get back out.

Officials said emergency crews pulled the men from the lake.  One was treated at the scene and the other, a 28-year-old man, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was stabilized.

Officials searched for the woman by air and by land for 90 minutes until it was deemed unsafe.

The Chicago Fire Department later issued a warning for people to stay off bike paths and lakefront rocks because of “very high waves and squalls.”

 

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