beach safety

6:56 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Public hearings set in Berrien County to consider ban on pier jumping

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Berrien County runs Silver Beach County Park, federal government owns piers and bulkheads forming the north and south piers for Saint Joseph Harbor
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County commissioners will take public comment early next year on a proposed ordinance to ban pier diving and jumping, except for emergency rescues. Commissioners on Thursday set a public hearing for Thursday, Jan. 9
6:49 am
Thu August 8, 2013

City of South Haven to pay $400,000 in settlement with family of drowning victim

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City has established a "flag notification system" for swimming conditions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- The family of an Illinois man who drowned in 2009 while saving family members from rough waters at South Beach will receive $400,000 as part of a settlement reached with the city of South Haven. The lawsuit was filed in 2011 by attorneys for the estate and wife of Martin Jordan.
6:34 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Reports find Michigan beaches vulnerable to sewage contamination

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Heavy rain can lead to sewage runoff on beaches
Rain can dampen any vacation at the beach, but what follows the initial cloud burst can cause beach closures and health concerns around the nation and West Michigan.