Update: St. Joseph Life Ring

South Pier St. Joseph
South Pier St. Joseph

New Life Rings Saved the Life of a Swimmer Near St. Joseph Pier.

It has been almost a month since the life rings were installed, and already a life rings have been used to save a life. The nineteen year old Illinois resident was on verge of being overcome by the waves. The swimmer’s father threw two of the flotation devices to his son, and the nineteen year old was able to stay above the water. The swimming conditions were hazardous. Red flags were flying and “No Swimming” signs were posted.

In March of this year,  Berrien County commissioners approved the installation of the life rings after an extensive study.  Many in the surfing community, advocated for this life saving equipment.  It was the right decision and we are happy that the life rings are making a difference.