MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- A Coast Guard member who helped save a Muskegon Township man from his burning van is sharing his story.
Witnesses tell police that Harold Torrenga swerved off Lakeshore Drive Wednesday morning. He hit construction barrels, trees and a fence before crashing into a pile of docks at the corner of Cottage Grove. The 83-year old man was trapped inside his vehicle when it caught on fire. That's when two good samaritans, a Muskegon Police officer and two members of the Coast Guard, came to his rescue.
Brandon Hines with the Muskegon Coast Guard Station said the jumped the fence. He says, "We needed to stop and help out any way we can."
Police believe Torrenga suffered a medical problem before the crash. He was in fair condition Wednesday night at Muskegon Hospital.