Contact Us

Tragedy Strikes as Man Dies Trying to Retrieve Cell Phone From Freezing River [VIDEO]

Chicago River
WBBM

The obsession with our phones is reaching deadly proportions.

A man died Monday when he fell into the icy Chicago River after his phone fell in the water.

Ken Hoang, 26, lost the phone around midnight and decided to climb a railing to grab the phone, but wound up falling in the river.

Two of his friends jumped into the water to help him. One of those friends, a man, wound up in the hospital, while the third person – a woman – went missing and is believed to have died.

Witnesses to the scene called 911. Officials found the Hoang and his friend and pulled them out of the water. Hoang died later at the hospital, while his friend was listed in critical condition.

It’s the second unusual fatal incident to occur this week regarding cell phones. In Florida, a man was shot and killed in a movie theater after getting into an argument over texting.

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kmhk.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.