Women rescued from Grand River after kayak tips

Posted at 7:14 PM, Oct 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-11 19:15:18-04

FOX 17 Riverhouse towercam captured the rescue Sunday evening.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rescuers pulled two women from the Grand River Sunday evening after their kayak tipped near downtown.

Authorities were called to the Bridge Street bridge over the Grand River around 5 p.m. Sunday after the two women fell into the river.

The women were not wearing life jackets when their boat tipped, dispatchers told FOX 17.

A bystander jumped into the river before first responders arrived in an attempt to bring the two women ashore.

The women were uninjured.