NORTON SHORES, MIch. (WZZM) -- In Muskegon County, leaders on Thursday took the next step in preventing drownings at local beaches.
Thursday, they put in a beach rescue safety station at Lake Harbor Park. That's in Norton Shores where Mona Lake runs into Lake Michigan.
We first told you about beach rescue safety stations being installed earlier this week, when rangers installed one at Pioneer County Park. The stations include rescue boards, tubes, life rings, throw bags, and whistles.
Experts say all of those items can be used to save lives and to call 911 faster, if need be.
An average of five people drown in Muskegon County every year.