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Man saved from drowning at Loyola Park beach

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on August 13, 2012

A man was rescued from Lake Michigan Sunday evening after he was found struggling in the waters off Loyola Park beach in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

Here is a portion of the story from the Chicago Tribune:

Rebekah Tucker was enjoying a barbecue on a Rogers Park beach on her last night in town and decided to dip her toes in the lake one more time when she saw a man struggling in the water.

“The man was turning blue with no pulse,” the 30-year-old massage therapist said. “He wasn’t responding and I just started
CPR.”

With the help of another woman who was passing by, she said they finally noticed a pulse just as an ambulance arrived Sunday evening. Tucker,  certified in CPR just a week and a half ago, guessed that the man had been without a pulse for about two minutes at the beach off Greenleaf Avenue.

The man was taken in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital, according to police, who said the man either had
suffered a “massive stoke’’ or was under the water a long time. He was reported in serious condition Monday morning.

Read the entire Chicago Tribune article here:  RESCUE

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