Krzysztof Szubert missing, body of Polish man found in Chicago river

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Krzysztof Szubert missing

Following a holiday party, a 21-year-old Polish guy was discovered floating in Lake Michigan at Chicago’s well-known Oak Street Beach and was later pronounced dead.

In a statement, Ann Szubert, Krzysztof Szubert’s sister, claimed that her brother was a “kind, sensitive, clever youngster” and was her parents’ “sun in their old age.”

He was a devout Catholic who regularly prayed. According to her, he was cordial, helpful to everyone, and he couldn’t lie. “He loved photography, cycling, jogging, and walking. He practised swimming as a child, didn’t use drugs or smoke, and hadn’t yet found a girlfriend.”

Szubert, according to his sister, often talked with his family and was getting ready to return home later this month.

“He counted the days,” she said.

Krzysztof Szubert was a businessman and had been working in Chicago since November.

According to officials, he went missing around 9:45 p.m. Saturday during a holiday party at the River North bar Howl at the Moon.

“I saw him standing there, then the next moment he wasn’t there,” friend Michal Wojasinski told NBC 5. “Nobody saw him leaving. The next day, on Sunday, I went to his room and knocked on door – it was empty – he was not there.”

Authorities say around 1:55 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call about a 21-year-old man who was found unresponsive in the water near the 1000 block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive.

The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

While officials have not released a cause of death, detectives have referred to the incident as a death investigation rather than a drowning.

“We at Howl at the Moon are saddened by what happened to the young man and our deepest condolences go out to his family,” a spokesperson for the business told NBC Chicago in a statement.

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