Monday, June 11, 2007

Good Job

Chicago Cop Rescues Woman From Lake Michigan


CHICAGO, Ill. (STNG) -- A woman is in critical condition Sunday morning after she was saved by a Chicago police officer Saturday night when she took a plunge into Lake Michigan during an apparent suicide attempt near Burnham Park on the near South Side.

The Prairie (21st) District bike officer was on a routine patrol near the 31st Street beach pier when someone approached him reporting that they saw a woman jump into Lake Michigan, according to Prairie District Lt. Kathleen Scanlan.

The 27-year-old woman jumped into the water, at 3100 S. Lake Shore Dr., saying she was going to kill herself about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The bike officer jumped into the freezing water and with the help of other Prairie district officers and a detective was able to rescue the unconscious woman from the water, Scanlan said.

The woman was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in critical condition, Greer said. The bike officer, who has been a Chicago police officer for 10 years, was also taken to an area hospital for treatment of hypothermia and bumps and bruises he suffered pulling the woman out of the water, Scanlan said.

He was released from the hospital and sent home by 2:30 a.m., the lieutenant said.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

I was trying to set up my laptop at work, and when connecting to the network, it's asking me for a NETWORK KEY. Anyone have any idea what it is?

leomemorial said...

Excellent job to the CPD Bike Officer. I've been going on plenty of cycling trips and have seen many on the weekends. VERY nice people & you can see they're out there in this weather working hard. Kudos.

Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB OFFICERS!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!

THE ROCK said...

Good Job Office!! But to get on the 1st page, it would of said..."Cop saves drowning woman then steals purse" or "while performing mouth to mouth cop fondles woman" or you can make other remark. once again EXCELLENT JOB OFFICE!!

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