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Children swept off pier; grandmother saves two of three children

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 07:37:47-04

FRANKFORT, Mich. — A sheriff says a child is missing in northern Michigan waters and two others are safe after a wave swept them off a pier.

Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle the children were walking on the pier with their grandmother when a wave washed them off just before 1 p.m. Monday.

He says the grandmother jumped in and rescued one child and another was able to climb out of the surf.

Schendel says searchers don’t believe they will find the boy alive.