WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- Some people see the flooded Grand River as an opportunity for adventure; but once they are out in their canoes, kayaks and jet skis, they find themselves struggling, in trouble, and desperate for help.
Police and firefighters have made several water rescues over the last few days, the latest Monday afternoon along Indian Mounds Drive near Johnson Park.
A Grand Rapids couple, she in her 50s and he in his 60s, was clinging to a tree limb after their canoe flipped and floated away in the fast current.
"I knew they were going out and I told them they were crazy, it's too dangerous," says friend Bruce Failing. "He thought it was safe."
Several people heard the couple yelling for help. A passing pedestrian flagged down a police car.