Boy critical after being pulled from Lake Michigan

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CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 3-year-old lad who has been hospitalized successful captious information aft being pulled retired of Lake Michigan adjacent Navy Pier was pushed successful by his aunt, according to constabulary sources.

Sources told CBS 2's Brad Edwards that constabulary person surveillance video showing the boy's aunt pushing him into the water. We person yet to spot the video.

Police told CBS 2's Tara Molina that charges are pending connected "one idiosyncratic astatine this time."

3-year-old lad pulled from Lake Michigan adjacent Navy Pier was pushed successful by aunt, sources say 01:52

The Chicago Fire Department said investigators person determined the lad went successful the h2o astir 1:23 p.m. Monday. The Fire Department arrived connected the country astatine 1:32 p.m., and had divers successful the h2o by 1:35 p.m., pulling the lad from the water astatine 1:42 p.m. So the toddler was successful the h2o for astir 20 minutes. He was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital successful captious condition.

As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reported, the small lad remained successful precise captious information astatine Lurie Monday night. As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the lad was inactive being treated astatine Lurie Children's.

Police primitively said the preliminary probe showed the boy's autumn was accidental. But aft asking questions and talking to those astatine oregon adjacent the pier, they walked backmost that assertion and said it was unclear.

After the lad was pulled retired of the water, constabulary acceptable up a transgression country on the northbound extremity of Navy Pier, with portion of the pier blocked disconnected with reddish transgression country tape.

Police said the kid was with a guardian astatine the clip helium fell into the water. 

Area Three detectives are investigating, and constabulary confirmed precocious Monday that they are questioning a idiosyncratic of interest. Radio communications indicated that constabulary were putting the boy's aunt into a squad car aft the lad was rescued.

Navy Pier issued the pursuing connection Monday night: "Navy Pier is profoundly saddened to larn astir the wounded of a kid pulled from the h2o this afternoon. We are moving precise intimately with the Chicago Police Department arsenic they analyse the incident. Our hearts are with the kid and his loved ones."

Jermont Terry

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Jermont Terry joined the CBS 2 squad successful October 2019. He's calved and raised connected Chicago's South Side. He's blessed to instrumentality location to study connected his assemblage aft 18 years of uncovering stories crossed the country.

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