SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - 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.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports 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.