GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety sent out this news release Monday after several incidents on the ice.
Officers from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety responded to several ice related incidents over the weekend.
*Saturday, 2-15-2014, Early Morning
A man fell through the ice between the piers while setting up a camera tripod. He self-rescued and was assisted by others in the area. (Reported to the department by a witness via e-mail)
*Saturday, 2-15-2014, 2:47PM
Officers responded to the North Pier to assist a man who had fallen through the ice.
*Saturday, 2-15-2014, 4:41PM
Officers were dispatched to a parking lot near the North Pier on the report of a wet, cold, disoriented man. Further investigation revealed that the man had fallen through the ice while walking between the piers.
*Sunday, 2-16-2014, 3:16PM
A 45 year old Rockford woman fell from the North Pier, breaking her ankle. She was transported to North Ottawa Community Hospital by NOCH Paramedics.
*Sunday, 2-16-2014, 3:29PM
A 15 year old Grand Rapids Teen fell off the North Pier on the channel side and became stuck in the snow. He was lifted back onto the pier by Public Safety Officers. Officers were assisted by several citizens.
*Sunday, 2-16-2014, 3:45PM
An 8 year old girl fell from the North Pier on the channel side. She was lifted back onto the pier by Public Safety Officers.
The ice is not safe. Those that walk on the ice are putting themselves and rescuers at risk.