New Big Rapids Wheelchair Swing Damaged

Police in Big Rapids are investigating damage to a brand new wheelchair swing.

The swing was unveiled last week at Hemlock Park in Big Rapids.

At some point over the weekend, the swing was extensively damaged. 

The Big Rapids Public Safety director says someone put a large amount of pressure on it.

That broke a latch that keeps the door closed for a wheelchair.

Now it’s impossible to use until it’s fixed.

Police are reviewing surveillance cameras in the area and plan to install more cameras focused on the swing.