South Beach is Closed For Labor Day
Very dangerous swimming conditions have prompted South Haven to close South Beach this holiday weekend.
WWMT News Channel 3 is reporting that waves are expected to be a very dangerous 4-6 feet today (Monday, Sept 7th.) The city of South Haven has closed South Beach and will prosecute anyone who attempts to gain access to the beach.
The South Beach closure came Sunday afternoon following a distress call as Lake Michigan was experiencing 3-5 feet waves in the area. Two young men were in danger and one is yet to be located according to the South Haven Area Emergency Services,
First responders on the scene observed a male clinging to the buoy about 100 yards from shore. A SHEAS responder and a South Haven police officer reached the victim who advised his friend while apparently trying to swim back to shore went under and did not resurface. The survivor was brought to shore by responders and did not require medical attention.
First responders were able to rescue the 19-year-old. However, the search for the 18-year-old man ended when it became to dark last night. Crews will continue to search for him today.