Coast Guard seeks help gathering information on Holland Beach rescues

9th Coast Guard District NewsCLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking help from the public to identify those involved in the rescue of several swimmers from violent rip currents near the Holland Beach pier head in Holland, Mich., Wednesday by a Coast Guardsman, representatives from other agencies, and local citizens.

The Coast Guard is compiling information about the case and is seeking the identities of a male teenager and a female teenager who were rescued at about 2:45 p.m., as well as information from anyone who witnessed any of the rescues.

If you are one of those who were rescued, can identify someone who was involved, or witnessed any of the rescues Wednesday, you are asked to please contact Lt. j.g. Joseph Messina at 414-747-7119 with that information.

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mark Rose, the office-in-charge of Coast Guard Station Holland, rescued 14 people who were in danger of drowning due to dangerous rip tides.

The original story about those rescues is available HERE.

Following the rescue, several of those who were rescued departed the scene.

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