rip current http://michiganradio.org en South Haven implements beach safety program, pays drowning victim's family http://michiganradio.org/post/south-haven-implements-beach-safety-program-pays-drowning-victims-family <p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/08/city_of_south_haven_to_pay_400.html">Aaron Mueller of the Kalamazoo Gazette </a>reports on a settlement reached between the family of a 2009 drowning victim, and the "<span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Michigan Municipal Risk Management Association." Martin Jordan of St. Charles, IL drowned in Lake Michigan after being caught up in strong rip currents.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:20:26 +0000 Mark Brush 13923 at http://michiganradio.org South Haven implements beach safety program, pays drowning victim's family Pres. Obama eyes Michigan high schoolers' safety project http://michiganradio.org/post/pres-obama-eyes-michigan-high-schoolers-safety-project <p>President Barack Obama has had a briefing from two Lansing-area teenagers about their new technology for warning swimmers about dangerous off-shore currents.<br><br>19-year-old Spencer Ottarson and 17-year-old Julie Xu represented Williamston High School on Monday as of 12 teams that presented their science projects at the White House's third science fair.<br><br>Obama examined their Offshore Rip Current Alert System, which was on display in the East Garden.<br><br>The White House says Ottarson and Xu developed the technology as part of the 2012 Lemelson-MIT program InvenTeam.<br> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:18:50 +0000 The Associated Press 12243 at http://michiganradio.org Pres. Obama eyes Michigan high schoolers' safety project Coast Guard warning Lake Michigan swimmers about rip currents http://michiganradio.org/post/coast-guard-warning-lake-michigan-swimmers-about-rip-currents <p>Search efforts continue for two swimmers who were caught up Tuesday in rip currents off the coast of Saugatuck.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Lake Michigan&rsquo;s eastern shore has seen strong rip currents this week.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Coast Guard petty officer Lauren Jorgenson&nbsp;&nbsp;says people swimming in the Great Lakes should be aware of the danger of currents that can pull swimmers away from the beach.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:14:13 +0000 Steve Carmody 3683 at http://michiganradio.org Coast Guard warning Lake Michigan swimmers about rip currents Rip currents threaten the lives of Great Lakes swimmers http://michiganradio.org/post/rip-currents-threaten-lives-great-lakes-swimmers <p>This week, state lawmakers will discuss what can be done to better protect people from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip_currents">rip currents</a> on the Great Lakes.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s estimated that about 30 people drowned in the Great Lakes last year because of rip currents.&nbsp;</p><p>Rip currents form when powerful winds or surges of water press along the shoreline.&nbsp; The water must eventually flow back out.&nbsp; When it does the rip current created can prove too strong for even the best swimmer to escape.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 19:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 2744 at http://michiganradio.org Rip currents threaten the lives of Great Lakes swimmers