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A fisherman is safe thanks to help from a fellow angler

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A fisherman is safe today after being rescued by fellow fishermen, followed by help from the Grand Rapids Fire Department. The water rescue happened in the Grand River.

The Grand Rapids Fire Department Water Rescue Team was dispatched to the Grand River on Thursday following a report of a person in the water- downstream of the 6th Street dam.

A city news release says the Initial report showed that a person was unconscious, and in the water. As GRFD personnel made their way there they were advised that bystanders were attempting to rescue the person. Upon their arrival, a fisherman had been brought to shore, and was being assisted by fellow anglers on the scene.

Authorities say the victim was taken to an emergency room for treatment.

Meantime, officials say the Fire Department acknowledges and appreciates the quick actions of good samaritans who made the best outcome for that fisherman’s rescue.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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