(CHICAGO.CBSLOCAL) — A man from Minnesota died after he fell into the Chicago River early Monday, when he dropped his cell phone in the water and lunged after it. Another man was hospitalized, and a woman was missing and presumed dead, after they went into the water to try to rescue him.
Authorities said 26-year-old Ken Hoang dropped his phone in the river along the Chicago Riverwalk, just west of Lake Shore Drive, shortly after midnight. He climbed the railing to try to grab his phone, and fell in the iced-over river.
Two friends who were with him jumped in the river after him.
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Witnesses said they called 911 after hearing cries for help.