Fisherman dies near Chicago

June 21, 2010 at 09:49 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two boats collided on the Calumet-Sag Channel south of Chicago early Saturday and a fisherman has died after falling from his boat into the water.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathaniel Parks says a recreational boat carrying a man and a woman hit a fishing boat after turning to avoid a log. Two men were on board the fishing boat, and one fell into the water.

Parks says the man couldn’t swim and wasn’t wearing a life jacket. He says a diver found the man’s body near where the accident happened.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Richard Rosado says the collision happened about 12:30 a.m.

Parks says the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is investigating.