Body Recovered From Lake Near Belmont Harbor

Chicago police and fire equipment at the scene of this afternoon’s recovery.

Police and Fire Department divers recovered the body of a man from Lake Michigan near Belmont Harbor on Friday afternoon. Detectives are conducting a death investigation.

A woman who was walking near the lake called 911 shortly after 3:30 p.m. to report seeing a man submerged about three feet from shore just south of the harbor entrance.

Divers battled slush-filled water and sharp ice to retrieve the man’s body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The man was not carrying identification, but he is estimated to be in his late-50’s or early-60’s, according to police.

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