SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Crews with the South Haven Area Emergency Services suspended their search for a missing 18-year-old man Tuesday, due to the weather conditions.
South Haven Fire Department planned to deploy a drone to search Lake Michigan. They said the search would continue when the weather permits.
At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, crews were dispatched to South Haven for two males who were reportedly in distress in the South Beach swimming area.
A South Haven Area Emergency Service responder and a South Haven police officer rescued a 19-year-old man from the Jackson area, and took him to shore. He told officials that his 18-year-old friend tried to swim back to shore, went under and had not come back up.
The South Haven Area Emergency Services said red flags were flying during the time of the call and waves were 3-to-5 feet.
The rescue comes a day after three rescues were conducted on Saturday in South Haven. There had been two drownings off South Haven throughout the summer.