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One injured in personal watercraft crash on Spring Lake

Tribune Staff • Jul 4, 2017 at 9:47 PM

SPRING LAKE TWP. — A local teen suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a pair of personal watercraft on Spring Lake on Tuesday, July 4. 

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, two teens were traveling south on Spring Lake near the entrance to Stahl (Hanky Pank) Bayou when the lead driver made an abrupt turn into the path of the oncoming boat. 

The two vessels collided, sending both riders into the water. Both were wearing life jackets. 

The lead driver, a 16-year-old boy from Grand Haven, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Muskegon and was listed in good condition. The second driver, a 15-year-old boy from Spring Lake, suffered minor cuts and bruises and refused medical treatment. 

The names of both drivers are being withheld because they are juveniles, police said.

Alcohol was not a factor, according to police. The crash remains under investigation. 

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