Police Rescue 62 KayakersBy Rocky Thompson on July 6th, 2012
Chicago’s finest saved 62 kayakers who decided to abandon ship and go for a swim in the North Branch of the Chicago River during some afternoon storms. Many of them were kids and all were novice kayakers taking part in a tour along the river. They pulled 30 capsized boats from the river, and everyone plucked from the river survived. Though if they didn’t go into a rigorous cleaning station right after climbing out of the water they may not last much longer. That river’s dirty on a good day. Swollen with sewage and street runoff during a storm, that river’s not where you want to go for a swim.