Dallas Woman Dies After Being Pulled Out of River Near Michigan Ave.

By Tanveer Ali and Erica Demarest  on December 17, 2013 6:41am  | Updated on December 17, 2013 4:06pm

  The incident occurred about 3:40 a.m. near the Michigan Avenue bridge, authorities said.
The incident occurred about 3:40 a.m. near the Michigan Avenue bridge, authorities said.
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CHICAGO — A Dallas, Texas woman who was pulled out of the Chicago River Tuesday morning has died.

The woman fell into the river near the 300 block of North Michigan Avenue about 3:40 a.m., said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. Police sources believe alcohol may have been involved, and the incident is being investigated as an accident.

According to fire officials, the police department's marine unit and fire department crews pulled the woman from the river about 4:15 a.m. She was roughly 300 feet east of the bridge on the southern shore.

Alicia Garnett, 30, of the 2400 block of Sue Street in Dallas, Texas, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police weren't sure early Tuesday why the woman was in Chicago. She could've been a tourist or student, cops said.

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