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Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood discovers body in Lake Michigan

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Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood found a dead man's body floating in Chicago's Belmont Harbor on Monday, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

Citing a police report of the incident, the Tribune reported that Wood called 911 to report finding the body, and police and fire rescue vehicles responded to the scene.

Wood had been paddle boarding in the water when he came upon the man's lifeless body. The newspaper said the victim, who has not been identified, was 40 years old and was wearing an identification tag on his left wrist from a nursing home. Officials of the nursing home reportedly had notified police that the man was missing after being released by a hospital on June 19.

The newspaper was unable immediately able to reach Wood for comment. He retired from the Cubs in May 2012 after spending 13 seasons with the team. Earlier this spring, Wood worked as an instructor and coach for the Cubs during spring training.
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