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Beachgoers watch as waves crash onto Silver Beach in St. Joseph on Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has proposed restrictions that would ban swimming at state parks on days with hazardous conditions.

A policy that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans to implement next year is making waves with local police and park managers.

Ron Olson, chief of the DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division, said he’s heard that many law enforcement are in favor of the proposed restrictions that would ban swimming at state parks on days with hazardous conditions.

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Red flags are posted Wednesday at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, warning swimmers of dangerous conditions.

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A man photographs waves crashing into the St. Joseph lighthouses on Wednesday.

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