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Yet Another Dead Body Pulled From Lake Michigan

By Mae Rice in News on Jun 17, 2016 4:55PM

Photo via Kevin Dooley on Flickr

A dead body was pulled from Lake Michigan in the Lincoln Park area Friday morning. At 8:21 a.m., authorities pulled the corpse, an undentified male, out of the lake in the 1800 block of North Lake Shore Drive, police said. Area Central detectives are investigating.

On Monday, another dead body was pulled from the lake in the Gold Coast, just six blocks away from where authorities found this one. At the time, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office told Chicagoist that Chicago authorities had pulled at least eight corpses out of the lake in 2016; the count is now at least nine.

This is troubling from a safety perspective (among other reasons), and because Lake Michigan is Chicago's water source—though, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel made clear in an April statement related to lead testing, Chicago's water is treated and purified before it's distributed to residents.