Man drowned trying to save kids IDed

August 4, 2009 5:07:36 AM PDT
A man from west suburban St. Charles drowned Saturday in southwestern Michigan while trying to rescue several young family members from Lake Michigan.Martin Jordan, 45, was reportedly overcome by strong waves and rip tides.

It happened near the south beach pier in South Haven around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

By the time emergency crews arrived, other swimmers had rescued the five children.

Signs along the beach warn swimmers that no lifeguard is on duty and that they enter the water at their own risk.