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Warning Issued for Dangerous Swimming Conditions in Park Point Beaches

The Duluth Fire Department issued a warning for dangerous swimming conditions for Park Point beaches effective immediately and continuing until 10:00 a.m. Monday. The Duluth Fire Department issued a warning for dangerous swimming conditions for Park Point beaches effective immediately and continuing until 10:00 a.m. Monday. |  Photo: Glenn Kellahan/WDIO-TV

Updated: June 16, 2019 09:40 AM

The Duluth Fire Department is issuing a warning for dangerous swimming conditions for Park Point beaches effective immediately and continuing until 10:00 a.m. Monday.

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Weather conditions support a high risk of rip currents today.

People are advised to stay out of the water regardless of swimming experience.

The warning means that wind and wave conditions support the formation of rip currents.

Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the water and may extend as far as 100 yards offshore.

There are currently no lifeguards at Park Point and red flags flying along the beach indicate dangerous near-shore conditions.

Water temperatures today are 36 degrees, with winds Northeast at 10-15 mph and waves between two and four feet.

Flag locations are on 12th St. Beach, Lafayette Square, and Park Point Beach.

Citizens will be notified if swimming conditions improve before the warning expires.

More information on conditions and rip currents can be found on the Park Point Beach website.

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