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    Default Three women lack any concept of how rivers work

    Muskegon River tubing trip turns into overnight nightmare for three women

    Lynn Moore | lmoore8@mlive.com


    MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – They left for what they thought would be an easy float down Muskegon River Tuesday afternoon – but ended up spending the night on the river bank, scared and yelling for help.



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    The trio of young women were rescued 20 hours later after a fisherman eventually heard their cries, said Muskegon Township Deputy Fire Chief Bob Grabinski.
    The women, all in their 20s, had never been tubing before and decided it would be a fun thing to do, Grabinski said. So they bought some tubes and headed to the popular launch site at the Maple Island Road bridge, Grabinski said.


    "They were informed by somebody at the bridge that the river goes in a circle and if they put in there they would come back to their car," he said. "Not knowing anything, they set off on their little adventure."




    About six hours later, with darkness closing in and their car nowhere to be found, the trio decided to get out on the riverbank where they ended up spending the night, Grabinski said.

    "They said they hugged a tree all night yelling for help," he said, adding that that stretch of river is very isolated.




    About noon on Wednesday a fisherman floating the river heard their cries for help, investigated and then called 911. The women, one from Muskegon Heights and two from Muskegon, did not have a phone with them, Grabinski said.

    Muskegon Township firefighters launched their 16-foot jet propulsion river rescue boat from the Holton Duck Lake Road launch ramp and found the women about a quarter-mile downriver, he said. Dalton Township firefighters also responded with their boat in case it was needed.


    Other than a few bug bites and scratches, the women were fine, Grabinski said. He estimated they had traveled roughly 3 miles.
    "In their words, they're never going tubing again," he said. "My words are know the river or take someone with you who knows it and have a plan."


    No one reported the women missing, which brought Grabinski to a third piece of advice: Before heading out for an adventure, tell someone where you're going and what time you plan to return.
    source: Muskegon River tubing trip turns into overnight nightmare for three women | MLive.com

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    Y'all might wanna study a map or something before you do this kinda stuff?
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    "They were informed by somebody at the bridge that the river goes in a circle and if they put in there they would come back to their car,"
    Well played, anonymous stranger. Well played.

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    ^^So basically, they thought the river would run like one of those "lazy rivers" at water parks, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stella blue View Post
    Well played, anonymous stranger. Well played.
    I guess they didn't hear the evil cackling as the anonymous stranger walked away.
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    Or was it misinterpreted and the stranger actually said that they'd have to circle back to their car?

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