A 3-year-old toddler is reportedly in critical condition after being shoved into Lake Michigan at Navy Pier in Chicago on Monday, according to CCTV footage.
Around 1 pm, according to the Chicago Police Department, a toddler was recovered alive from Lake Michigan in “extremely critical condition.” Nearby the 700 block of East Grand Avenue is where it happened.
The young youngster was brought right away to Lurie Children’s Hospital after experiencing cardiac arrest.
According to Fox 32, a relative who was present at the site at first claimed to be a witness to the occurrence before later admitting to clutching the boy’s shirt and letting him fall into the river.
However, a police report acquired by the Chicago Sun-Times claims that security video from the pier purports to show that the woman pulled the youngster toward the pier’s edge before throwing him into the ocean.
The complaint claims that the relative failed to call 911 or attempt to save the infant.
According to reports, the toddler was not expected to live.
At a news conference held late on Monday afternoon, Chicago Police Deputy Chief Gabriella Shemash stated that detectives are “reviewing everything and exploring all options.”
These are challenging conditions, as with any occurrence involving minors, Shemash said. “Please keep the family in your thoughts,” we request.
On Monday evening, representatives of Navy Pier issued the following statement:
“As they look into the situation, we are collaborating closely with the Chicago Police Department. The boy and his loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.”
The female family member was arrested. No charges have been made public yet.
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