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Ludington sets new world record for most "sand angels"

Jun 12, 2017

Congrats are in order for the city of Ludington.

The city broke a mark set by the Guinness World Records for the most people simultaneously making sand angels at a beach.

The Ludington Daily News and The Muskegon Chronicle report 1,387 people angelically assembled at Sterns Park beach on Lake Michigan Saturday and worked their magic for 30 seconds. That far surpasses the roughly 350 who made sand angels for 15 seconds two years ago in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

A Guinness judge verified the record.

The Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Foundation organized what's been dubbed "Be Someone's Angel." The event, which had a $20 suggested donation, raised money for the hospital's cancer service center.

The effort was part of "Love Ludington" weekend, which also features the opening of the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum.

This isn't the first time the small west Michigan town has set a Guinness World Record. Last year, Ludington set the record for longest ice cream dessert, which was a half mile long and consisted of 900 gallons of ice cream.