STREETERVILLE — Police divers will continue their search Tuesday morning for a woman who fell into the Chicago River with two men early Monday.
One of the men, 26-year-old Ken Hoang, died and the other man was hospitalized, officials said.
Divers searched for the missing woman most of the day Monday, occasionally taking breaks to fill oxygen tanks or account for shift changes, police said. Officials suspended the search overnight before finding the woman and will resume the search early Tuesday, police said.
The three fell into the water about 12:05 a.m. Monday after Hoang dropped his phone into the river near 439 E. North Water St. in Streeterville. When Hoang climbed over a fence to retrieve the phone, he ended up falling into the river, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The woman and another man then climbed over the fence to help, but they too fell into the river, Greer said.
A Chicago Police boat responded to the scene and pulled the Hoang and the other man from the water. Divers searched for the woman unsuccessfully, and the search was called off after three hours, Greer said.
Hoang, from St. Paul, Minn., was taken serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:34 p.m. Monday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
The 23-year-old man who tried to help was taken in serious-to-stable condition to St. Joseph Hospital, officials said.
Divers resumed their search for the 21-year-old woman Monday morning, but a day of searching in the frigid water failed to turn up her body.