GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies say two people were taken to the hospital after a boat crash Saturday afternoon.
It happened at 10:30 a.m. on Lake Michigan, about 1/2 mile offshore, near Brucker Beach, in Grand Haven Township.
The U.S. Coast Guard said in a release that the boat reportedly hit a wave while traveling at a high speed, causing the operator and passenger to be thrown into the vessel’s console.
Deputies say 45-year-old Renae Gibson suffered a severe head injury and had several lacerations to her head and face. She was transported by ambulance to Grand Haven Municipal Airport, then flown to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital where she is in critical condition.
The driver of the boat, 46-year-old William Gibson, was taken to an area hospital by ambulance. Deputies say his injuries are not life-threatening.
Deputies say the crash remains under investigation.
**This story has been corrected to show that the crash happened in Grand Haven Township, not the city of Grand Haven.