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Zeb Boeskool pulls teenage girls to safety from stormy lake

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 August, 2015 - A surfer helped pluck two teenage girls from what appeared to be a rip current in Lake Michigan, officials said. Zeb Boeskool sprung into action after the girls were spotted approximately 800 feet out from the pier early Thursday in Grand Haven, about 15 miles from Muskegon.

"It appears that the girls may have become caught in a rip current," Jeff Hawke, the Grand Haven Public Safety Director, said in a statement. One of the girls reported that she felt like she was being "pulled out," Hawke said.

According to officials, Boeskool "was able to pull the girls from the water" with the help of Grand Haven Public Safety. "Boeskool is credited with saving the 13 year old girl's life," Hawke said.

The 13-year-old was not breathing when she was plucked from the surf, but she was in stable condition at a local hospital Thursday night. The 14-year-old girl was also hospitalized for observation but was later released, officials said.

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