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Man, 96, dies after jumping in Waukegan Harbor

Updated: December 21, 2012 6:22AM

WAUKEGAN — A 96-year-old man died after an apparent suicide attempt at Waukegan’s lakefront Monday.

The man was identified as Alfred Ryti of the 3300 Block of Sunset Ave., Waukegan.

Waukegan firefighters and divers got to the scene at 199 Harbor place, near the Waukegan Yacht Club, and two divers found Ryti pretty quickly. They put a harness on him to pull him up the side of the retention wall by the Yacht Club. There is about 10 feet from the water to the top of the wall.

He was rushed to Vista East Medical Center, Waukegan, and pronounced dead at 11:27 a.m., according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

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