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Beach & Pier Safety Database / Grand Haven Pier Fatalities
15. September 13, 1993: Jamie Penning, 19, was walked out to the end of the south pier with a group of friends at night. During a series of dares James dove into the channel and attempted to swim the channel to the end of the north pier through the 3-5 ft. waves - a distance of 450 feet. He was last seen through the darkness about 3/4 way across.
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