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Hanover Park teen drowns in Lake Michigan

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Associated Press

A 19-year-old Hanover Park man is dead after Chicago Fire Department divers pulled him unconscious from Lake Michigan.

Authorities say Javier Rivera was swimming with friends Monday night. Fire Department spokesman Joseph Roccasalva says he swam to a buoy about 50 yards offshore near Ohio Street Beach but couldn't make it back to shore.

Police and fire officials used divers and helicopters to search for Rivera. He was found after being in the water for about 30 minutes.

The Cook County medical examiner's office says he was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital late Monday.

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