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Search continues for missing man in South Haven

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Posted at 9:09 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 21:12:51-04

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — The search continued Tuesday night on Lake Michigan off South Haven's South Beach for a man suspected to have this past Sunday.

Earlier today, divers from the Van Buren Sheriff Department, Allegan County Sheriff Department and South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) searched along the South Pier on the lake side.

They searched until darkness without finding the victim.

Future searches will be determined by the Van Buren Sheriff Department.

SHAES also released the following clarification regarding that color of flags shown at city beaches at the time of the initial incident

"Lake conditions south of the South Haven pier on Sunday were such that Red flags were being flown immediately south of the South Pier out of concern over the growing high-wave and rip-current conditions," SHAES said in the clarification. "The remaining flags to the south were posted Yellow. The Sunday incident occurred in an area between the posted Red and posted Yellow flags. The flags that had been Yellow were changed to Red as a result of the incident."

Future searches will be determined by the Van Buren Sheriff Department.