Man struggles, drowns in rough conditions in Lake Michigan

The Associated Press

Park Township, Michigan – A man who was struggling in high waves and strong current has drowned in Lake Michigan in Ottawa County.

The sheriff’s department says Steven Davis of Holland Township was brought to shore after 4 p.m. in Park Township. He died despite quick life-saving efforts.

A red flag was flying nearby at Holland State Park, a signal that beach conditions were risky at the time.

The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project says at least 27 people have drowned in Lake Michigan states this year.

Dangerous swimming conditions are expected Monday at beaches north of South Haven. Swimming is discouraged south of South Haven where waves could be 3 feet or higher.

A red flag flies on Ludington State Park's designated swimming beach, indicating dangerous conditions.