Two women in critical condition after Chicago ‘Playpen’ boating accident


CHICAGO (SCS) — Two women have been rushed to hospital in critical condition after a boating accident on Lake Michigan near the area known as “Playpen”, where boats anchor near Navy Pier.

A source tells CBS 2’s Sabrina Franza that firefighters believe the victims were in the water when a boat backed up.

A Navy Pier official said the rescue took place near Navy Pier, but the incident did not occur there.

The Chicago Fire Department confirms that both women were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

This is a developing story.


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