Boat flips at Grand Rapids Fish Ladder; three people rescued

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Three people ended up in the Grand River Wednesday afternoon when their boat got too close to the Sixth Street Dam.

Eric Hammer King sent FOX 17 this video of the incident that happened about 2:00 p.m.

Three people were on the boat that got stuck in the current at the base of the dam. The boat spun and eventually threw the three people into the water. They were able to swim to safety.

Fire officials tell FOX 17 that the three fishermen were trying to anchor near the Sixth Street Dam when their anchor line got caught on a log.  The log pulled the boat to the dam and they were not able to get the boat away from the "boil" caused by the dam.

The three were able to swim to another boat that was able to pick them up.

The boat flipped and has been recovered by the Grand Rapids Fire Department.


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