GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Haven State Park reopened its swimming area Wednesday, a day after a series of water rescues prompted it to close.
The state park noted on Facebook Wednesday morning that the yellow flag was flying, meaning swimmers should use caution when entering the water and be aware lake conditions could change.
There were three near-drownings during red flag conditions Tuesday, the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety said in a release. It said around 6:50 p.m. a 28-year-old woman from Holland was struggling to get to shore. Her husband, a 24-year-old, tried to help and also started to struggle.
They eventually made it to shore before officers arrived, police say.
While that was happening, a 35-year-old man from Comstock Park was trying to save his kids, a 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. All three were eventually saved by an off-duty Grand Haven police officer and other bystanders, police say.
While officers were still on scene, a 28-year-old woman from Okemos started struggling in the lake. Officers helped her husband bring her back to the shore.
Police helped clear the swimming area Tuesday evening.