The University of Minnesota student who survived after he and two others fell into the icy Chicago River says he lost two good friends in the ordeal. Quoc-Viet Phan Hoang was rescued from the river on Monday and treated at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago.
A police dive unit resumed its search for a missing woman who fell into the Chicago River. Authorities say 21-year-old Lauren Li and another man fell while trying to help their friend, who’d also fallen into the river early Monday while retrieving a cellphone from the ice.
A Minnesota man died after falling into the Chicago River early Monday when he dropped his cell phone in the water and lunged after it, according to reports from our sister station in Chicago. Another man was hospitalized and a woman was missing and presumed dead after they went into the water to try to rescue him.