Father, son rescued after canoe overturns

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EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A father and son are doing OK after their canoe overturned in Reeds Lake late Saturday morning.

Around 11:30 a.m., East Grand Rapids Department of Public Safety were called out to Reeds Lake because a father and his 7-year-old son were in the water clinging because their canoe overturned.

Officers went out into the water in a rescue airboat.

Once they arrived in the area, Officer Troy Brown jumped into the water, got the 7-year-old from the top of the overturned canoe and swam him back to the rescue boat. Then, Brown returned to the canoe to get the child’s father.

Both father and son were wet and cold when they were brought to shore, but they were examined by paramedics, released and are doing fine.

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