13-year-old girl who jumped in Lake Michigan for a swim dies

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A 13-year-old girl who was pulled from the chilly water of Lake Michigan on Tuesday morning in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side has died.

Tianna Hollinside jumped in the water for a swim near the 7700 block of North Eastlake Terrace about 9:50 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

She was believed to be in the water for about 45 minutes before divers pulled her out and immediately began CPR, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

Hollinside was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was pronounced dead at 1 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. She lived in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

Though temperatures were expected to reach the mid-80s in Chicago on Tuesday, the water temperature is only about 52 degrees, Langford said, cautioning potential swimmers against jumping in the lake.

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