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11 people rescued from sinking boat in Chicago

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CHICAGO — Eleven people were rescued from a sinking boat near South Lake Shore Drive on Saturday morning after the police department marine unit and fire department responded to a call about a vessel in distress taking on water.

The boat was sinking in the 5900 block of South Lake Shore Drive, near 59th Street Harbor, around 1 a.m. and was towed to Calumet Harbor by the U.S. Coast Guard, officials said.

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One female was treated on scene by the fire department. No other injuries were reported.

Officials do not know what caused the boat to start sinking.

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