Divers are searching for a teenage boy in the water near Diversey Harbor late Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The search became a recovery operation shortly before 6 p.m., officials said.
The teenager was out swimming with “a group of young gentlemen,” according to a Chicago Fire Department official. “He got swept off shore, and was not able to get back in to shore.”
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“More divers going in checking new spot to search for teen who went under. Lake is very choppy with high winds. No one should be swimming. Very dangerous conditions,” CFD officials tweeted early Monday evening.
“They went out for a swim. Three of the four came out,” said Jason Lach with the Chicago fire Department.
Officials have warned about high waves on Lake Michigan Monday.
Waves are in the 4 to 7 foot range on Lake Michigan and a Lakeshore Flood Advisory has been issued through Tuesday afternoon, according to ABC7 meteorologist Larry Mowry.