A man was rescued from Lake Michigan near Lake Forest and officers performed CPR on him Sunday afternoon but he was later pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said.
The Lake Forest Police Department, Lake County Forest Preserve Police Department and Lake Forest Fire Department responded around 3:30 p.m. Sunday to Fort Sheridan Beach, 10 Cliff Road in Lake Forest.
Lake County Forest Preserve Director of Public Safety John Tannahill said dispatchers received a report of a man in distress in the water.
Ranger police and Lake Forest police responded and provided emergency assistance to the man, Tannahill said.
Witnesses at the scene reported seeing officers perform CPR on the victim.
Tannahill said that paramedics transported the victim to Highland Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“No further information is being released at this time, as the incident is under investigation,” Tannahill said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the hospital and has scheduled an autopsy for Monday afternoon.