First-ever Water Safety Day June 15.

May 16, 2019

– Oceana County Sheriff’s Office photo

First-ever Water Safety Day June 15.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

PENTWATER – As the head of the marine division for the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Tim Simon wants to ensure that everyone is safe on the water this summer – especially children.

Deputy Simon

That is why Simon has organized the inaugural Oceana County Water Safety Day set for Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pentwater Municipal Marina.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, other agencies participating in the event will include the Pentwater Police Department, Pentwater Fire Department, Life EMS, and the Michigan State Police – Hart post. Sgt. Adam Clement will be on hand with the MSP dive boat, said Simon, the sheriff’s office marine boat will also be there.

The kids will get a close-up look at a US Coast Guard helicopter during a search and rescue demonstration.

Life jackets will be given away to the first 100 children, and a free lunch will be provided, including hotdogs, chips and a beverage.

The kids will learn about water and beach safety.

– Oceana County Sheriff’s Office photo
Deputy Simon on the sheriff’s boat in the Pentwater Channel.

“As summer season is beginning, this is a good reminder to be safe on and around the water,” Simon said.

The event is sponsored by Hansen Foods in Hart, Peterson Farms in Shelby, Indian Summer in Ludington, the Pentwater Lake Association and the Pentwater Sportfishing Association.

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