The Pentwater Police Department partners with Charles Mears State Park and the Oceana County Sheriff's Marine Patrol to help keep people safe during the summer. Water Safety is a priority in Pentwater.
During the last few weeks, West Michigan has witnessed several water-related accidents and deaths. Contributing to these incidents has been high water and strong currents. In response to this new strategies have been put into place to help keep people safe.
Every year the pier's are barricaded during high wind conditions. This has continued this year. In addition, we have begun to cone off parts of the Charles Mears State Park Beach when high waves and strong currents develop. We want to keep people from swimming close to the north pier when dangerous currents exist.
Sadly some people choose to ignore these warning. When this happens we will be writing citations for crossing the barricades on the pier. We are asking for help in educating visitors and residents alike to the dangers Lake Michigan can pose.
Remember PlaySafe Pentwater