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Beach & Pier Safety Database / Grand Haven Pier Fatalities
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4. August 17, 1958: Clarence Clawson, 32, drowned about 200 feet from the beach as he climbed down off the lake side of the north pier to retrieve a piece of lumber he saw floating in the water. There were 3-4 foot waves breaking. The Coast Guard believed that he had stepped into a hole left by recent pier repairs. Others think he may have slipped on the rocks or had a cramp.
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