ST. JOSEPH, MI – Two men were on the South Pier Sunday afternoon when they were hit by a large wave. One of the men was pulled into the water and it appears that he unfortunately has drown.
On Sunday March 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Officers from the St. Joseph Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the South Pier at Silver Beach for the report of a water rescue in Lake Michigan. It was reported that two men both from St. Joseph, were on the south pier when a large wave swept one of them into Lake Michigan. Rescue effects were unsuccessful and attempts are being made to recover his body.
Assisting with the recovery are Berrien County Sheriff Department, Medic 1, MSP, USCG and St. Joseph Department of Public Safety.