Great Job Officer
A Chicago police officer from the mounted unit and some passersby rescued a 70-year-old man from France who almost drowned in the lake, authorities said today.
On Friday about 2:15 p.m. Mounted Unit Officer Chris Andersen was riding along the lakefront bike path near Monroe Drive when a citizen said an older man had fallen into Monroe Harbor and was struggling in the water, according to Police News Affairs.
The man apparently had lost his balance and fell into the lake while trying to attach his boat to the harbor wall.
Andersen dismounted and handed his reins to the witness before rushing to the water's edge, police said. He laid down on the bank and reached into the water, where the struggling man had slipped beneath the surface.
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