Surfer rescues tired swimmer off City Beach

A 17-year-old Grand Rapids boy received help from a surfer, after the teen became too tired to make it back to shore while swimming in Lake Michigan early Tuesday evening, said Lt. Joe Boyle of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety. Emergency crews were called to the area of the City Beach in front of the Bil Mar Restaurant about 6 p.m. for a person in distress, Boyle said. The teenager was about 300 yards from shore. "(The boy) said he swam to the buoy and became too tired to swim back,' Boyle said.
Tribune Staff
Jul 6, 2011


A surfer paddled out to the teen and brought him to shore.

The teen said he did not swallow any water and he refused medical treatment, Boyle said.


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