Map of rescue scene

2100 E. Hayes Drive in Chicago (Google map / June 29, 2012)

A 16-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital in good condition Friday evening after falling off a pier at Jackson Harbor and being rescued by lifeguards, bystanders and Chicago police, authorities said.

The boy and two other people were pulled from the harbor after crews were called to the 2100 block of East Hayes Drive in Jackson Park about 6 p.m., police said.

Grand Crossing District police officers, lifeguards and bystanders made the rescue. One of the officers jumped in the water to help other responders grab the three people who needed to be saved, police said. Other officers helped everyone get out of the water.

The boy was in the water at the mouth of Jackson Harbor and got caught in an undertow, the Fire Department’s media office said.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he was in good condition, according to the Fire Department.

The other two people rescued and the responders who went into the water to help did not need hospitalization, police said.

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