Community rallies for family 13-year-old Rogers Park girl drowned off Loyola Beach; vigil planned for Monday

Photo courtesy of Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs.

An online fundraising campaign raised more than $5,000 for the family of a 13-year-old girl who drowned off Loyola Beach last week.

You can see and contribute to the GoFundMe campaign here. 

A strong rip current claimed the life of Darihanne Torres, of the 7400 block of N. Damen. She was pronounced dead at about 10:15 Friday. A second girl was pulled from the water and stabilized. A 43-year-old man who helped rescue the survivor was also pulled from the choppy waters.

A vigil is planned for 6 p.m., Monday, July 9 at Loyola Beach. Attendees are encouraged to bring candles, balloons and posters.

You can read a full report here in the Chicago Tribune.

Photo courtesy of Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs.


This article was edited to fix the spelling of the victim’s name 


  1. I no right now how this family feels I remember when my daughter was murdered in 2012 a different situation but the thing I want to say to the family hold on to god and he will help you comfort you and never leave you I will keep praying for this family.

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