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Off-Duty CPD Detective and CFD Firefighter Save 5 from Capsized Boat in Lake Michigan
12 Jun 2016

Off Duty Area South Detective Jackson and CFD Fireman Strong were enjoying the beautiful summer weather on June 10, 2016 near the 6500 block of South Lakeshore Dr. at approximately 8:20 p.m. The two were riding their jet skis when then they came across a capsized 16 foot speed boat and 4 people in the 60 degree water. They quickly learned that there was 5th person missing. The Detective immediately called 911 and then both went into action. They soon discovered the 5th person under the boat surviving in an air pocket. The Detective and Fireman shuttled the victims to the shore were emergency personal was waiting.