UPDATE: Rough waves cause two drowning deaths in MI

Two men were killed on the waters of Lake Michigan Sunday in two separate incidents off the shores of Berrien County.

Anthony Kelly, 41, of Montgomery, illinois died when he drowned off of Tiscornia Beach in st. Joseph.

Police say he was found by the Coast Guard in 12 feet of water about 350 yards from shore.

Waves in that area of Lake Michigan were at six to eight feet when Kelly drowned.

Another man died after trying to help two Kayakers caught in high waves and rip currents at Cherry Beach.

The kayakers made it to shore safely.

Authorities are warning residents about dangerous water conditions on Lake Michigan. NewsCenter 16 received word of at least one other water rescue Sunday morning.

There are red flag warnings across the board on Michigan beaches. Waves are between three and six feet, causing rip current warnings.

But the red flags on the beaches are not keeping some out of the water.

Officials are urging everyone to stay out of the waters Sunday because of how dangerous and strong the currents are.


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