Woman, 28, is killed and two others injured when their sailboat capsized after hitting a dock in the nightly crash on Lake Michigan
- One woman died and two others were injured when their sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan on Thursday morning
- They were thrown off the boat when it died after they hit a dock
- The deceased woman was found 40 minutes after the responders arrived there
- The other woman and man, 28, were pulled out of the water and are recovering
- Officials claim that high water levels can cover potential hazards such as scaffolding
One woman died and two others were injured when their sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan on Thursday morning.
All three people were thrown out of the boat when it crashed into a dock at Belmont Harbor around 1.55 am, police said.
A man and a woman, both 28, were pulled out of the water and were mentioned in good condition.
One woman died and two others were injured when their sailboat capsized after hitting a dock on Lake Michigan on Thursday morning
Emergency services arrived after one of the passengers on board had used their cell phone to make an emergency call
Another woman, who was also 28, was initially reported missing, but was found and taken to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was declared dead.
Her name has not yet been released by the authorities. Fox32 reported that she was the only passenger not wearing a life jacket.
The boat capsized in an area along North Lake Shore Drive near Lincoln Park that includes beaches, docks and jetties.
The trio moved to the north of Lake Michigan when the incident happened and it is not yet known at what speed the boat was running.
The Chicago police said one of the passengers was using their cell phone and making an emergency call. A helicopter assisted with the rescue to provide light over the water.
Chicago Fire Department Marine Unit found the deceased woman 40 minutes after their arrival and found her 500 meters away from the capsized boat.
Jason Lock, of the Chicago Fire Department, told Fox32: "She was ejected, but we do not know for sure because of the water currents and movements of the water, how fast the ship went."
Chicago Fire Department Marine Unit says that because of the high water in Lake Michigan, many potential hazards that are usually uncovered, such as scaffolding, are covered with water
The boat capsized in an area along North Lake Shore Drive near Lincoln Park that includes beaches, docks and jetties
& # 39; Such things can change the difference from where the person enters the water. Ships sail this water all the time in dark conditions.
& # 39; They should turn on their lights, with the high water that we have here, it is difficult to see some obstacles.
& # 39; In the past few years you have seen these scaffolding from the ground. This year with the water level as high as it is, it's hard to see & # 39; at night. & # 39;
The National Weather Service issued a warning on Thursday morning for the danger on the beach. Lake Michigan may have dangerous conditions with strong currents.
Authorities are investigating the circumstances of capsizing.
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