ST. JOSEPH — The search was suspended early Monday afternoon for a man presumed drowned after being swept off the South Pier off Silver Beach on Sunday evening.

St. Joseph Public Safety Director Steven Neubecker said the Berrien County Sheriff’s dive team had joined the U.S. Coast Guard and Great Lakes Drone Co. in the search earlier Monday but the lake was too rough to continue.

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