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Beach & Pier Safety Database / Grand Haven Pier Fatalities


Taking chances on the south pier a few weeks after Appel tragedy.

14.  October 4, 1988:  Mark Appel, 12, was playing tag with his friend midway between the foghorn house and the lighthouse on the south pier on .  Gale warnings were posted and seas were running 8-10 ft.  Mark was swept off the pier into the lake by a large wave and vanished.

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