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Man Trying to Save His Dog Rescued From Lake Michigan Near Montrose Point

By DNAinfo Staff on February 4, 2014 6:33pm  | Updated on February 4, 2014 6:47pm

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CHICAGO — A man who jumped into Lake Michigan to save his dog was rescued near Uptown's Montrose Point Tuesday evening, authorities said.

The incident occurred at 5:15 p.m. when a man in his 40s who was walking three dogs lost control of one of them who went into the lake, said Chief Verdi Allen, a fire department spokeswoman.

The man was pulled to safety with the help of a rope and the police department's marine unit. He was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, Allen said.

All three dogs were taken to a veterinarian and are expected to survive, officials said.