Cary man pulled from river charged with public intoxication

FOX RIVER GROVE – A Cary man was charged with public intoxication after he attempted to swim across the Fox River on Wednesday afternoon, the Fox River Grove police chief said.

Police responded at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue to reports of a disturbance that involved people yelling obscenities at each other at a Fox River Grove home, Fox River Grove Chief Ron Lukasik said.

One of the men, 34-year-old Christopher Brady of Cary, who was reportedly intoxicated, left the house prior to police arriving and started to swim across the river, Lukasik said.

With the man looking like he was in distress and the current taking him south, police requested assistance from the Fox River Grove and Cary fire departments, Lukasik said. Police flagged down a privately owned boat, which picked up the officers.

By the time the officers reached the man, he was in water shallow enough to stand in, he said. He did not require medical treatment and was just out of breath.

Brady was charged with public intoxication. No other charges against Brady or anyone else in the house were filed.

- Emily K. Coleman