Man horrifically disposed of and found near Shedd Aquarium

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This past week, a man was not only beaten but also robbed and violently thrown into Lake Michigan near the Shedd Aquarium.

The nail-biting event happened shortly after midnight on Wednesday close to the museum campus, according to Chicago police.

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The victim was a 23-year-old man was walking along the lakefront path near the Shedd Aquarium when several men and a woman approached him and started beating him mercilessly.

Then they swiped his backpack as well as cellphone and threw the man into the lake.

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Thankfully the victim was able to swim to safety on his own but the robbers escaped – running away far from the scene of the crime.

According to police, the man was transported to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition. This is a developing story.

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