Aunt Caught Pushing Toddler Nephew Off Pier Into Lake Michigan

Surveillance footage shows relative push toddler off Chicago’s Navy Pier and into lake: report – Fox News

A 3-year-old boy was pushed toward the water in Lake Michigan near Navy Pier Monday afternoon, according to a witness. The guardian shrugged off the incident, and police are questioning a person of interest.

Another witness said the guardian of the boy was acting unusual as people tried to rescue him and did not give clear answers as people asked questions.

Chicago police said they received a 911 call about a boy in the water and pulled him out in cardiac arrest.

King, a mother of two, said the woman didn’t call 911 or ask them to call 911. She said other witnesses threw a life ring in the water, but the little boy went under by then.

The child was pulled from the water at Navy Pier on Monday afternoon. The Navy Pier released a statement and referred questions about the investigation to the Chicago Police Department.

A witness says she could tell something was off with the aunt, and that she told the officer that she didn’t know if she was all right. The aunt has now been charged with several crimes.

The boy’s aunt has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery of a child. One witness tells us she stood there watching, not showing any Panic or concern as divers pulled her nephew out of the water.

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