Man jumps into Grand River, needs rescue from island

A man needed to be rescued from an island in the Grand River (April 19, 2014).
A man needed to be rescued from an island in the Grand River (April 19, 2014).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man needed to be rescued from an island in the Grand River after jumping into the river Saturday afternoon.

Around 2:20 p.m., Grand Rapids Police received calls about a man jumping from the Fulton Street bridge.

Moments later, authorities received calls from a man calling for help on an island between the Wealthy Street bridge and Market Street bridge.

Grand Rapids Firefighters put a boat in the Grand River to rescue the man.

When they returned to land, the man was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

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