Family of Spencer Williams, who died after falling from boat in Chicago’s ‘Playpen,’ raising money for funeral

Family of Spencer Williams, who died after falling from boat in Chicago’s ‘Playpen,’ raising money for funeral

CHICAGO (TOC) — The household of a person who drowned after falling from a ship final week in Chicago’s “Playpen” are elevating cash to cowl the price of his funeral providers.

The physique of 29-year-old Spencer Williams was recognized Sunday by the Cook dinner County Medical Examiner. It was recovered Saturday night within the 1000-block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive close to Oak Road Seaside.

READ MORE: 1 lacking in Lake Michigan ‘Playpen’ in Chicago; one other hospitalized in vital situation: CPD .

Williams’ household mentioned he was a loving and caring particular person, and they’re devastated by his loss of life. He was a devoted father to his 7-year-old son, and a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

In an announcement, his household mentioned partially, “He was very respectful and all the time lending a serving to hand…As his mom I’m pleased with the person he has grow to be and the individuals who he is touched in his lifetime. We want to thanks all in your condolences, type phrases and ask that you just preserve our household in your prayers throughout this tough time.”

His household mentioned Williams was celebrating a good friend’s birthday on a ship when the incident occurred. They’ve created a GoFundMe web page to assist cowl the price of his providers.

This incident with the “Playpen” comes amid rising issues about security in that a part of the lake.

RELATED: Boating accident in Chicago’s ‘Playpen’ raises security issues about Lake Michigan social gathering spot

Officers warned boaters, swimmers and beachgoers to take precautions within the water together with all the time bringing a private flotation machine, by no means swim alone, watch climate circumstances and control everyone in your group.

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