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Idea would use signs to warn of rough waters
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A new idea would use temporary signs to warn about the possibility of dangerous waters in Lake Michigan following the recent death of a swimmer.
Hugh and Kathleen Kallen own an online design business and are pastors at Bluffton Church. Following the July 19 death of 15-year-old Raybeon Jenkins of Ypsilanti at Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon they designed a sign to warn beachgoers of dangerous conditions.
The Muskegon Chronicle reports the signs would look similar to political yard signs and they would come out when hazardous conditions are predicted.
Muskegon City Commissioner Byron Turnquist represents neighborhoods near the beach and says he wants the city to lead efforts for a beach warning system.
There currently are only permanent signs warning visitors of possible dangerous waters, not current conditions.