CHICAGO (AP) - The teenager who was pulled out of Lake Michigan in southwest
Michigan and pronounced dead hours later has been identified as that of a
15-year-old suburban Chicago resident.
Chicago’s WBBM Radio reports that the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office
has identified the teen as Matthew Kocher of Tinley Park.
Lifeguards at a city beach in New Buffalo pulled the teen out of the water
at about 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The radio station says that the rescuers
began CPR on him and transported him to a hospital in Michigan City and then
he was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
He was pronounced dead at 8:21 p.m.