Teen Drowning Victim’s Body Recovered in South Haven
Sad and tragic news came to the family of 18-year-old Brandon Chambers, who had been missing since disappearing in Lake Michigan on Sept. 6. The body recovered by South Haven Area Emergency Services on Saturday is believed to be Chambers.
South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) had been searching for the teen since last Sunday.
SHAES received a call after 4 p.m. last Sunday for two men in distress at a buoy in the south beach swimming area in South Haven. Red flags were flying at the time, with waves 3-to-5 feet. Upon arrival, first responders saw a man clinging to the buoy about 100 yards from shore. Once the man was reached, he said his friend tried to swim back to shore and never came back.
The South Haven Police Department said an autopsy will be conducted to confirm positive identification.
Fox 17 reported the Brandon Chambers family posted a message on Facebook saying,
The people in South Haven have been wonderful to us. The love, care and guidance shown to us by the various agencies as well as the neighbors and friends of friends made our devastation bearable. To our family and friends, thank you for the food, hugs, tears, donations to help with expenses and help with the animals. I don't know what we would have done without all of you.