Woodridge man drowns while trying to swim across lake

Father’s attempt to rescue him was unsuccessful

An Aurora police officer today shot a person who was allegedly armed with knives at a house in the 900 block of Colorado Avenue in Aurora.

A man died Sunday after drowning in a Woodridge lake, authorities said.

Kleyvin Cundapi-Contreras, 33, of Woodridge, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he was pronounced dead, according to Woodridge police.

Police on Sunday received several 911 calls reporting a man drowning in a lake on the north side of the Windsor Lakes Apartment complex.

Officers responded to the 1800 block of Fitzgerald Lane and were directed to the area of the lake where the man was last seen. A Woodridge police officer entered the lake but was unable to find the subject. Members of the Lisle-Woodridge and Darien-Woodridge Fire departments arrived and found the subject in the water, police said.

An investigation revealed that Cundapi-Contreras entered the lake in an attempt to swim across and back. He entered the lake on the south side and swam across but during the return lap he went under the water and didn’t come back up. His father then entered the water but was unable to locate him, police said.

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