CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago construction worker who was in a sewer died when he was swept away by a flash flood as a thunderstorm pelted the city.
The man was a private contractor working to reline a sewer.
Michael Fox is the Chicago Fire Department's chief of special operations. He says the 24-year-old went missing around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, right as torrential rain hammered the region.
The man's body was recovered several hours later.
The storm dumped up to three inches of rain on the city and pounded some areas with hail. At one point, as many as 15,000 ComEd customers were without power. But by Thursday morning, that number was down to about, 3,500 -- mostly in Cook and DuPage counties.
The storm's strong winds also blew over seven rail cars.