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Red Flag Warning issued for Park Point beaches

Red Flag Warning issued for Park Point beaches Photo: WDIO-TV/File

WDIO
Updated: June 13, 2021 01:59 PM
Created: June 13, 2021 01:55 PM

The Duluth Fire Department has issued a warning for dangerous swimming conditions for Park Point beaches due to the high risk of rip currents.

The warning is effective immediately, and in effect until 10:00 Monday morning.

Duluth Fire says the wind and wave conditions can support rip currents, which are "life threatening to anyone entering the water." Therefore, the public is advised to stay out of the water regardless of swimming experience.

Duluth Fire says to be advised that even calm waters after storm activity can support rip currents, so it's important to wait for warnings to expire.

Red flags are flying along the beach to indicate dangerous swimming conditions at:

  • South Pier (South of Lift Bridge)
  • 12th St. Beach
  • Lafayette Park
  • Two locations at Park Point Beach

More information on conditions and rip currents can be found by visiting the Park Point Beach website at www.parkpointbeach.org.

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