Everyone safe after water rescue along Grand River

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Crews with the Grand Rapids Fire Department were on the scene of a water rescue along the Grand River Sunday.

It happened around 4 p.m. near the Fulton Street bridge. Crews were called to assist after a boat overturned, they said.

The fire department told News 8 that it used its new custom-built airboat. The airboat, pushed by a big fan above the water, is part of an expanding water rescue effort. 

Authorities said everyone on the boat was able to get out of the water safely.

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