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Two Rescued After Falling Into Lake Michigan

By Anna Deem in News on Apr 9, 2011 6:30PM

Two people--a 60-year-old woman in a wheelchair and a 59-year-old man--were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Friday night when they were rescued by police and fire crews after falling into Lake Michigan at DuSable Harbor. The two victims had attended a party on the 100 block of North Lake Shore Drive, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer via the Chicago Sun-Times. Around 9:45 p.m., the man wheeled the woman down a ramp when the two accidentally fell into the water, Greer said to the Sun-Times. The woman is listed in critical condition and the man is listed in stable condition, according to police and fire officials. Both are expected to survive.