|Click to enlarge. You can read the Fire Chief's motto "We're there when you need us"|
and you can see the sailboat off to the left, the police boat to the right.
Update #1 9/1/13 11pm - @ 10 pm Jeffrey Near @nearjeff 40m Tweeted
"Drunk guys decides to jump off his boat and nearly drowns at the beach by my house #RogersPark #Newsroom #Chicago"
Update #2 9/2/13 1:22 am - Trucker Rob @ Rogers Park Neighborhood News - Facebook posted around 10:30 pm last night
"drunk guy on a sail boat got stuck on a sand bar what a waste of emergency personnel's time"
This morning the sailboat was gone. The middle aged stout woman @ Starbucks on Sheridan said this in reply to hearing the news, "Welcome to Ropa baby!". Shaking her head. Hearing it from her this Rogers Park monicker sounded right.
Update #3 - 9/2/13 8:40 am Jeffrey Near @nearjeff tweeted - "@Chevanston that's it. Thankfully CFD scuba team was on site instantly. They pulled him out and sent him to the hospital."
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Tonight there was an overwhelming number of emergency vehicles at Pratt and the lake. What isn't commented on often about crime scenes or police searches is the fact that its a great place to hang out. Usually the average person doesn't walk along the lakefront after darkness.
An hour ago at the lake the crowd waited for the rescue teams to return. The ice cream man was making some sales. People were taking pictures. Friends and neighbors were talking. Some like this couple were just taking it all in. A warm muggy summer night. Lightning and clouds to the north.