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Man, 35, drowns while trying to save his 11-year-old daughter after she is washed off a break wall and into Lake Michigan Renee Padilla, 35, died Thursday while trying to save his 11-year-old daughter  She was on a cement break wall when she was washed into Lake Michigan Authorities said Padilla was underwater for four minutes before being rescued   Padilla had asked for a rare day off so that he could spend time with his two daughters before they returned to school 

By Maxine Shen For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:55 BST, 23 August 2019 | Updated: 18:55 BST, 23 August 2019

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A man died while trying to save his 11-year-old daughter after she was washed off a cement break wall and into Lake Michigan's choppy waters. 

Authorities said Renee Padilla, 35, of Blue Island, Illinois, had jumped into Lake Michigan and was underwater for about four minutes during the attempted rescue Thursday, according to WGN 9.

The incident was said to have occurred around 2pm, when Padilla's daughter walked out onto the break wall near 31st Street Beach and was knocked into the water by a high wave, according to WTKR. 

Renee Padilla, 35, died while trying to save his daughter, 11, who had been swept off a cement break wall by a high wave and into Lake Michigan on Thursday

Renee Padilla, 35, died while trying to save his daughter, 11, who had been swept off a cement break wall by a high wave and into Lake Michigan on Thursday

Witnesses said that they saw lifeguards rush into the water to pull Padilla and the girl, who is said to be his daughter, out of the water. 

Padilla was unresponsive when taken out of the water. He was then transported to the hospital in 'extremely critical'

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