Downers Grove man jumps into Chicago River, police investigating as suicide
DOWNERS GROVE – A 19-year-old Downers Grove man died early Saturday morning after jumping into the Chicago River with bricks fastened around his waist, said Chicago Police Officer John Mirabelli.
The incident occurred about 5 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of West North Avenue in Chicago.
A witness who spoke to police said he saw the man threatening to jump into the river at 4:40 a.m. The witness spoke with the victim, attempting to prevent him from jumping, before alerting police who were on patrol in the area.
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