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Safe swimming please

The Manistee City Police Department has released a statement reminding the public that jumping and diving off the piers or swimming in the channel is prohibited. They warn of hidden dangers such as large rocks, strong currents, undertows, drowning hazards, boat and large ship traffic.

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The Manistee City Ordinance says, “No person shall swim in the Manistee River between the channel at Lake Michigan on the west to the mouth of Manistee Lake to the east. No person shall swim or dive from the Fifth Avenue Pier, the Stub Pier or the First Street Pier, except for authorized public safety purposes.” This warning comes less than a week after 3 Ludington girls were pulled from the Ludington breakwater after being pulled in by dangerous wave conditions.

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