Body pulled from Lake Michigan at 31st Street, police say

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Authorities pulled a body from Lake Michigan Tuesday night.

Police said the body of an unidentified man, who they believe was around age 30, was taken out of the water around 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of East 31st Street, where the 31st Street Beach and Harbor are located.

The Chicago Fire Department’s marine unit had responded to a person in distress, police said. The man was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police said detectives are investigating.

The recovery comes after the bodies of four people washed up along the shores of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan in a week in early April.

The city saw a record number of drownings in Lake Michigan in 2020, when 6 people drowned there.