Coast Guard Urges Caution For Great Lakes Boaters Over Labor Day

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging caution across the Great Lakes due to potentially hazardous weather conditions over the Labor Day weekend.

Small Craft Advisories and Beach Hazards Statements have been issued for Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie for various timeframes throughout the weekend

Waves crash at St. Joseph, Michigan
Waves crash at St. Joseph, Michigan.NOAA

People visiting the beach should stay out of the water while beach hazards statements remain in effect. It is also advised to stay off rocks, jetties and piers, as high waves and heavy surf can unexpectedly sweep a person off structures and into the water.

Staying aware of weather conditions could easily save your life. Even after hazardous conditions have subsided, it can still take an additional day for lake conditions to calm.