Boat falls off trailer on Spring Lake street Friday

A Grand Haven man was cited for not having a secure load after the 27-foot boat he was trailing fell off the trailer and onto West Savidge Street in Spring Lake around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to police. The man, whose name was not released by police, was driving a pickup truck with his friend's boat on the attached trailer. When he pulled his truck and trailer out of the Wesco gas station and onto South Cutler Street, the boat fell off the trailer, Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Officer Adam Hill said.
Kyle Moroney
Sep 18, 2011


“When he pulled out, the boat wasn’t secure and it came off the trailer,” Hill said.

The owner of the boat, a Nunica man, was in the passenger’s side of the pickup truck when the accident happened.

The pair had planned to use the boat for the Salmon Festival fishing tournament today.

Crews from Dick’s Towing used two large cranes and straps at the boat’s bow and stern to lift it off the pavement and secure it back onto the trailer, according to Hill.

The four traffic lanes on Savidge Street were blocked for nearly an hour as the boat was relocated back to the trailer.

No one was injured in the accident; however, the boat sustained damage.


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