Excerpts from wgntv.com:

The death of an off-duty Chicago firefighter who died Sunday while swimming has been ruled an accidental drowning.

The firefighter, identified as 43-year-old Wilbert Hayes, was swimming with his family in Lake Michigan after his shift when the incident occurred.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, Hayes’ death will be considered an “off-duty accidental death of an active-duty member.”

Visitation and funeral services have been set for the fallen firefighter.

Visitation for Hayes will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, located at 17W201 Roosevelt Road, in Oak Brook Terrace.