Water Safety Day Saturday.

June 11, 2019

– Oceana County Sheriff’s Office photo

Water Safety Day Saturday.

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 hot dogs, chips and a beverage.

The kids will learn about water and beach safety.

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

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