GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Public Safety officers say a teenager was taken to the hospital after being rescued from the water in Grand Haven.
It happened at 11:42 a.m. Saturday at the Grand Haven State Park. Grand Haven Department of Pubic Safety officers say they responded to a report from a park ranger’s report of a teenager who may have been caught in a rip current.
The 14-year-old girl’s father told authorities that she was out swimming past the buoys and started to struggle in the deeper water. Her father attempted to swim out to help her, however he began to struggle as well.
The victim was rescued from the water and was attended to by bystanders, as well as her family, before crews arrived.
The teen, who is from Illinois, was treated on-scene, and was then taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital. Authorities say she was alert and talking with family members before she was transported.
Authorities say waves were 2 to 4 feet at the time, and there were red flags for swimmers.