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Beach & Pier Safety Database / Grand Haven Pier Fatalities

   Pier warning sign erected in the wake of the loss of locals Mark Reiss off the south pier and Andy Scott to a rip current.  Both of their pictures appear on the sign.

19.  November 29, 2003:  Mark Reiss, 19, was washed into the lake off the end of the south pier at night while with a group of a half-dozen friends.  Mark was the only Grand Haven person lost off the piers.  This tragedy led directly to the installation of life rings on the piers.  

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