Water Safety Day rescheduled to July 18.

May 12, 2020

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

Water Safety Day rescheduled to July 18.

PENTWATER – The Second Annual Oceana County Water Safety Day, which was originally planned for June 20, has been re-scheduled to Saturday July 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pentwater Municipal Marina, according to Oceana County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Simon.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the event was was pushed back.

As the head of the marine division for the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Simon wants to ensure that everyone is safe on the water this summer – especially children. With the high water levels persisting on Lake Michigan and surrounding lakes and rivers, swimming conditions are even more dangerous than normal, he said.

Simon organized the inaugural Oceana County Water Safety Day last year, which was a big success with over 100 people in attendance.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, other agencies participating in the event will include the Pentwater Police Department, local fire departments, Life EMS and the DNR. Other agencies that participated last year will also be invited, such as the Michigan State Police – Hart post with its dive boat and the US Coast Guard with a helicopter search and rescue demonstration. The sheriff’s office marine boat will also be there.

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

“Anyone is welcome,” he said.

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