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Chicago Image of the Day - Divers to the rescue

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Late yesterday afternoon, scores of ambulances, EMTs, police, firefighters, divers, newspeople and spectators flocked to the lakefront between North Avenue and Fullerton Avenue to participate in, report on or gawk at a search effort to rescue a person reported to be underwater. At one point, four rescue boats - two from the Chicago Police Department, aone from Chicago Fire Department and one from the Coast Guard were monitoring the activity while a helicopter was hovering above and teams of divers were in the water. It was an incredible show of response from all the departments concerned that two German tourists on a stroll asked around if the person on the water was somebody important. It's the City of Chicago working for you!

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The search effort was seen from N. Lakeshore Drive causing a severe case of gapers block, snarling traffic on the drive. At about 6 pm, many of the rescue operation staff left the area; at 7 pm, two water vessels were still on the water. According to news reports, the rescue effort was suspended at about 7:30 pm because of strong rip currents.



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