Deer In Chicago River Rescued By Officers On Patrol Boat

Police rescued a deer May 29, 2020, in the Chicago River near the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago police rescued a deer from the Chicago River while patrolling in a boat Friday morning in the Loop.

The police Marine Unit was passing the 400 block of South Lower Waker Drive at about 8:30 a.m. when they noticed a deer “splashing around” in the river, according to police spokeswoman Karie James.

On Thursday, a man was rescued not far down the river at State Street and Wacker Drive. A woman walking her dog nearby jumped in the water and swam him to safety, police said. The man was hospitalized in critical condition.

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