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