GRAND HAVEN (CBS DETROIT/AP) — High waves are causing dangerous conditions along Lake Michigan.
Boaters are credited with rescuing a teenage girl who was swept off a pier and into Lake Michigan by high waves.READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
WOOD-TV broadcast 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.READ MORE: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
Richter’s wife 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 in 2018.MORE NEWS: Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan Cities
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