On Tuesday (June 21st, 2022) the Grand Haven State Park Beach was closed. It wasn't because of high levels of bacteria and E-Coli in the water that's closed other beaches in Michigan.

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Why Was Grand Haven State Park Closed?

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On Tuesday it was a hot and humid day in West Michigan which lead to the Grand Haven State Park to cool off and relax in the water. Unfortunately for some of those people going in the water almost turned deadly.

Three Near Drownings Force The Grand Haven State Park To Be Closed

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The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety posted online what happened on Tuesday that lead to them closing down the beach at Grand Haven State Park.

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1st Near Drowning Incident  At Grand Haven State Park

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The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety responded to the Grand Haven State Park on a water rescue at 6:50pm. A 28 y/o Holland woman was struggling to get back to shore when her 24 y/o husband went to help her. The 24 y/o man also started to struggle in the water. Both made it to shore by the time Officers arrived on scene.

2nd Near Drowning Incident At Grand Haven State Park

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During the first near-drowing incident, a second call came in where a 35 y/o Comstock Park father had attempted to save his 12 y/o daughter and 11 y/o son from drowning. The father and children were saved from the water by an off-duty Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Officer and other citizens.

3rd Near Drowning Incident At Grand Haven State Park

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While Officers were still on scene they were advised of a 3rd water rescue involving a 28 y/o Okemos woman struggling in the water. Public Safety Officers assisted the women’s husband in bringing her back to shore.
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Due to the conditions being a red flag and the three near-drownings, the Grand Haven State Park made the decision to close the beach; Grand Haven Department of Public Safety assisted with clearing the water.

Grand Haven State Park Beach Reopened

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