CHICAGO — Alcohol intoxication played a role in a man's accidental drowning in the Calumet River Tuesday, according to a Wednesday autopsy.
Neil Karas, 39, of the 13000 block of South Burley Avenue, was pulled from the water after an hours-long search Tuesday afternoon.
Officers were notified of a person in the water about 2:45 p.m. in the 13700 block of South Hoxie Avenue, police said.
Karas was pulled from the water near 134th Street, fire officials said about 8 p.m. He was dead on the scene.
An autopsy from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled Karas' death an accident.