Teens safe after scare at Grand Haven State Park

Two teenagers are OK after after getting caught up in the currents of Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park. Rescuers were called to the park shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on reports that two teens - ages 14 and 15 - were in distress. Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Sgt. Randy Poel said the teens were swimming in the waves and got caught in the current, which began carrying them unknowingly toward the pier. He said two off-duty lifeguards were able to swim to the two teens and determined that they were OK.
Alex Doty
Jul 21, 2011


The U.S. Coast Guard had a search boat in the vicinity, Poel said, and the Ottawa County Dive team was enroute to the park, but was called off once it was determined the teens were safe.

"We always like to err on the side of caution," Poel said.

The names of the two teenagers weren't immediately available.


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