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Report: Divers pull man's body from Lake Michigan

Chicago Police officers stand along the shore of Lake Michigan near Oakwood Boulevard, as a Police Marine Unit boat prepares to recover a body found in the water on June 19, 2013
CBS Chicago
Chicago Police officers stand along the shore of Lake Michigan as a Police Marine Unit boat prepares to recover a body found in the water on June 19, 2013
CBS Chicago

(CBS/AP) CHICAGO - Chicago police have pulled the body of a young man from Lake Michigan, near the area where a University of Chicago student went missing during last week's thunderstorms, reports CBS Chicago.

Police spokesman Jose Estrada says the body was found Wednesday morning in the city's South Side after a fisherman on shore saw the remains floating in the water.

According to CBS Chicago, the unidentified body found appeared to be of a Caucasian male in his 20's.

Authorities haven't determined whether it belongs to the 20-year-old University of Chicago student, Austin Hudson-LaPore, who went missing last week after reportedly heading to the lake to watch the thunderstorms.

The station reports that on Tuesday, a search team with a dog tracked down the missing student's scent to the lakefront, about two miles from where the body was found.

The body has been taken to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office for examination. 

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com