Call boxes part of proposed drowning settlement

A proposed settlement with the family of an Illinois man who drowned in 2009 while saving family members from rough waters off southwestern Michigan includes beach safety measures.
AP Wire
Mar 9, 2013


The City of South Haven expects the settlement with the family of Martin Jordan to be approved in the coming weeks. The 45-year-old from St. Charles drowned Aug. 1, 2009, after saving his son and others.

One of the terms of the agreement is installing 911 call boxes at North Beach and South Beach along Lake Michigan. City officials hope to have the units installed by Memorial Day.

The lawsuit seeks more than $25,000 in damages. City Council discussed the issue in closed session this week and agreed to have the city attorney work out final details.



I've heard it said "You can't safeguard stupid". Come on people try using some simple commen sense. If the water is washing over the pier you don't go out there. If the waves are crashing on the shore, stay out of the water unless you know what to expect. All very simple stuff.


Exactly, The leadership of South Haven is pathetically weak to even entertain a settlement over something they had nothing to do with. No disrespect to the family, but it takes some gull to find a bottom feeding lawya' and sue for something that is 100% about personal responsibility. Everybody is a friggin' victim of something, I swear.


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