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Beach & Pier Safety Database / Grand Haven Pier Fatalities


Six persons have been lost from the pier signal house area.

3.   July 30, 1947:   Marvin  Lotterman, 19, and two companions were swept off the very end of the south pier into the channel as they stood watching the 6-8 ft. waves .  One boy, a non-swimmer, was knocked unconscious, but was rescued by the other.  Lotterman was almost saved too, but was buried beneath a large wave and drowned.

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