Man Jumps in River to Save Hat, Must Be Saved Himself

He and his Blackhawks hat are fine
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2015 1:52 PM CDT
Man Jumps in River to Save Hat, Must Be Saved Himself
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Andrew Shaw holds up the Stanley Cup during a rally celebrating the NHL hockey club's Stanley Cup championship yesterday at Soldier Field in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

OK, Chicago, we get that you're excited about your Stanley Cup win. But emergency crews don't want to have to dive into the Chicago River to pull out any more fans who decide to go for a swim. That's what local officials say happened last night when a man leaped into the river from a walkway near Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive—not necessarily because he was still pumped up after the city's rally earlier that day at Soldier Field, but because his Blackhawks cap fell into the water, the Chicago Tribune reports.

A police marine unit fetched the man, who appeared to be in his early 20s, from the river, and he was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He apparently is fine, and probably pretty self-satisfied, too: He got his hat back. (More Chicago stories.)

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