SHAES drone flotation device

Zach Kenreich, a first responder for South Haven Area Emergency Services, deploys a drone-delivering flotation device that can be sent to swimmers in distress in Lake Michigan. The drone was donated to SHAES by the Albemarle Foundation in South Haven.

SOUTH HAVEN — The ability to affect water rescues by South Haven Area Emergency Services responders has been enhanced with the acquisition of a specialized drone.

The purchase was made possible through a $7,500 grant from the Albemarle Foundation. SHAES bought the drone after three swimmers drowned in Lake Michigan off the shores of South Haven in 2020.