GRAND HAVEN, Mich.
(AP) - Boaters are credited with rescuing a teenage girl who was swept off a
pier and into Lake Michigan by high waves.
video of the girl tumbling into the water Saturday at Grand Haven in western
Michigan. Brad Richter says he maneuvered a boat toward the girl and others
grabbed her. She wasn’t injured.
Krista Richter said: “To me, it’s a God thing. We were meant to be there.”
The rescue took
place amid a dangerous summer along Lake Michigan. The Great Lakes Surf
Rescue Project says at least 27 people have drowned in the lake this year,
up 80% from 15 at the same point last year. The water safety nonprofit
counts 51 Great Lakes fatalities from drownings, up two from the same point