CHICAGO (CBS) — A 3-year-old boy who has been hospitalized in important situation after being pulled out of Lake Michigan close to Navy Pier was pushed in by his aunt, based on police sources.
Sources informed CBS 2’s Brad Edwards that police have surveillance video displaying the boy’s aunt pushing him into the water. We’ve but to see the video.
Police informed CBS 2’s Tara Molina that costs are pending on “one particular person at the moment.”
The Chicago Fireplace Division mentioned investigators have decided the boy went within the water round 1:23 p.m. Monday. The Fireplace Division arrived on the scene at 1:32 p.m., and had divers within the water by 1:35 p.m., pulling the boy from the lake at 1:42 p.m. So the toddler was within the water for almost 20 minutes. He was taken to Lurie Kids’s Hospital in important situation.
As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, the little boy remained in very important situation at Lurie Monday night time. As of three p.m. Tuesday, the boy was nonetheless being handled at Lurie Kids’s.
Police initially mentioned the preliminary investigation confirmed the boy’s fall was unintentional. However after asking questions and speaking to these at or close to the pier, they walked again that declare and mentioned it was unclear.
After the boy was pulled out of the water, police arrange a criminal offense scene alongside the north finish of Navy Pier, with a part of the pier blocked off with crimson crime scene tape.
Police mentioned the kid was with a guardian on the time he fell into the water.
Space Three detectives are investigating, and police confirmed late Monday that they’re questioning an individual of curiosity. Radio communications indicated that police have been placing the boy’s aunt right into a squad automotive after the boy was rescued.
Navy Pier issued the next assertion Monday night time: “Navy Pier is deeply saddened to be taught in regards to the damage of a kid pulled from the water this afternoon. We’re working very carefully with the Chicago Police Division as they examine the incident. Our hearts are with the kid and his family members.”