- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HAGAR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The estate of a Chicago man who died drowned off a beach in southwestern Michigan in 2011 is suing about warnings at the beach.

The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports (https://bit.ly/1xT8FnG ) the estate of Robert Klepacki says Hagar Township and its top officials failed to properly advise swimmers in Lake Michigan of specific rip current warnings.

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court says the warnings at Hagar Township Park beach were general ones. It also says they were too small and posted too high.

A statement provided through Jim Straub, a lawyer for the township, says they’ll seek dismissal of all claims.

The 45-year-old Klepacki drowned Aug. 28, 2011, in water off the beach in Berrien County while his wife and then 3-year-old son were on shore.

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Information from: The Herald-Palladium, https://www.heraldpalladium.com


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