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UPDATE: Officials say boy went through Lake Wazeecha dam intentionally

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Officials say they believe the 16-year-old boy that went through the Lake Wazeecha Dam last week did so intentionally. 

They say he wanted to go through the dam. Grand Rapids Police Chief Dave Lewandowski says that area is very dangerous, and the boy should not have been there.

Lewandowski says they do not plan on citing the boy.

Officials say the boy is now in good condition at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

The incident is still under investigation.

Officials say the boy went through the dam and out the other side. They say he suffered head and abdominal injuries.


Grand Rapids police tell Newsline 9 the 16-year-old boy who was rescued from Lake Wazeecha went through the dam.  Chief Dave Lewandowski says the teenager jumped into the lake near a "no diving" sign.

Officials say he went through the dam and out the other side.    

Lewandowski says the boy suffered head and abdominal injuries and is in critical but stable condition.


Grand Rapids Police Chief Dave Lewandowski tells Newsline 9 the 16-year-old boy who was rescued yesterday from Lake Wazeecha is in critical but stable condition.

He was transported to Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Police say an investigation into the incident is still underway.

Stay tuned to Newsline 9 for the latest.


Emergency crews pulled a teen from Lake Wazeecha Thursday evening.

Little information has been released, but Grand Rapids Police say a 16-year-old boy was rescued. His condition is unknown.

A witness on scene told Newsline 9 he helped pull the teen out of the water around 6:30 p.m. and the teen was airlifted to a hospital.

This is the second incident on Lake Wazeecha in two days.

Stay tuned to Newsline 9 for the latest.

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