GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - The Grand Haven beach has gotten a little bit safer. 

The first of big, red numbered signs have gone up along Grand Haven State Park's shore. According to the Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority, the signs were erected on Wednesday, May 8.

Plans for new swim condition flags on the south end of Grand Haven's beach are in the works as well.

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Much like on Muskegon's Pere Marquette Beach, the signs are meant to help beachgoers give emergency responders a better idea of where they are located on the beach -- in case an emergency arises. 

Police urge beach visitors to take note of what area number they are in, that way they can provide that to 911. Dispatchers can use that number to direct police to a more exact location, saving time and confusion. 

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