Man, 35, drowns while trying to save his 11-year-old daughter after being washed off a break wall in Lake Michigan
- Renee Padilla, 35, died on Thursday trying to save his 11-year-old daughter
- She was sitting on a concrete wall when she was washed in Lake Michigan
- Authorities said Padilla was under water for four minutes before he was rescued
- Padilla had requested a rare day off so that he could spend time with his two daughters before returning to school
A man died trying to save his 11-year-old daughter after she was washed off a concrete wall and in the turbulent waters of Lake Michigan.
According to the authorities, Renee Padilla, 35, from Blue Island, Illinois, had jumped into Lake Michigan and was submerged for about four minutes during the Thursday rescue attempt, according to WGN 9.
The incident is said to have taken place around 2 p.m. when Padilla's daughter entered the wall of the break near 31st Street Beach and was thrown into the water according to a high wave WTKR.
Renee Padilla, 35, died trying to rescue his daughter, 11, who had been swept away from a cement fracture wall by a high wave to Lake Michigan on Thursday
Witnesses said they rushed lifeguards into the water to pull Padilla and the girl, who is said to be his daughter, out of the water.
Padilla did not respond when he was taken out of the water. He was then transported to the hospital in & # 39; extremely critical & # 39; condition and died there later.
The unnamed daughter was also taken to the hospital and stabilized. She would be in good condition now.
The National Weather Service Chicago tweeted a beach hazard statement for the Lake Michigan shoreline, warning that & # 39; Dangerous / life threatening swimming conditions & # 39; are present all day on the beaches of Lake Michigan and that the waves are between three and six feet high.
People were also warned: & # 39; If you visit a beach, stay out of the water! & # 39;
It was said Padilla had been submerged for four minutes before rescuers could pull him out of the water. He did not respond and was taken to the hospital where he died
The national weather service issued a warning for beach hazards for the area on Thursday
Life-threatening waves, between three and six feet high, and currents were predicted
Padilla & # 39; s boss, Roberto Spagnolo, told it ABC 7 that Padilla had asked that day for a rare day off from work so that he could take his two daughters to the beach before the school started.
& # 39; She fell in and he jumped after her and the girls told me right now: & # 39; We have seen him drown & & # 39 ;, said Spagnolo, adding that it did not matter who fell into the lake, & # 39; he would have been there. That's just how he is. & # 39;
The beach warning is in effect until 4 p.m. in Cook and Lake County in Illinois and Lake and Porter County in Indiana. Dangerous crack currents and waves up to six meters high have been predicted.
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