1 dead, 1 missing after Chicago River rescue

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 9:09 AM

CHICAGO -- Authorities say one person died, one is hospitalized and one is missing after three people fell into the icy Chicago River shortly after midnight.

Chicago Police say Monday that a 26-year-old man died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital early Monday after he was pulled from the water when he jumped over a downtown fence to get a cellphone he’d dropped into the water.

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman tried to help, but fell in after him.

Rescue crews pulled the men from the water, but spent hours looking for the woman before suspending their search after about three hours. CNN reports she is presumed dead.

Greer says the 23-year-old is in stable condition at St. Joseph Hospital.

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