A 30-year-old Streamwood man died after being rescued from the water near Montrose Harbor this afternoon and was taken in critical condition to a local hospital, authorities said.
Najam Naimi, of the 600 block of Maple Drive, in Streamwood, was declared dead at Weiss Memorial Hospital at 4:12 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Fire crews responded to the scene near the harbor at 44000 North on the lakefront, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. A person was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in critical condition, according to the Fire Department's news office.
Calls came in around 3:30 p.m.
A family member reported Naimi had gone into the water, climbing down a ladder along a break wall possibly to retrieve a ball that had gone into the water, and was unable to stay afloat, an official said.
The man was pulled out of the water by bystanders before police or fire crews arrived on scene, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien said.
Area North detectives were conducting a death investigation, O'Brien said.
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