1 critical, 1 missing after boat fall 2nd accident of the week in Lake Michigan’s ‘Kinderbox’

In the second serious boat accident in Lake Michigan’s “Playpen” in less than a week, one person was left in critical condition after falling from a boat and search units are still looking for a second person near Lake Michigan late Wednesday. the Jardine Water Filtration Plant.

Just before 7 p.m., the Chicago Police Marine Unit responded to reports of a person falling from a boat in what’s known as Chicago’s “Playpen,” a party-friendly area north of Navy Pier where boats are often anchored and people in the lake. swimming .

One person was unresponsive as they were taken to shore in critical condition and then to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to a Chicago Police Department media report.

As of 8:40 p.m., the Marine Unit continued its search for a second person who had fallen into the water, police said.

It is the second time in less than a week that people have been seriously injured in the ‘Kinderbox’. Two women were seriously injured in a boat accident on Saturday evening.

Lana Batochir, one of the women, was floating on an inflatable raft when a 37-foot yacht suddenly backed up and sucked her down. Batochir underwent a double leg amputation after her feet were severed by the boat’s propeller.

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