Injuries after boat crash in Thornapple River

The scene of a boat crash on May 17, 2019 on the Thornapple River.

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Several teens were injured Friday night after a boat crashed in Kent County.

It happened around 6:58 p.m. on the Thornapple River under the M-6 overpass in Cascade Township.

Authorities said the boat hit a concrete pylon from the bridge, sending multiple people into the water.

Eight teens were on the boat at the time of the crash.

Three of the teens were taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

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