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Red Flag Warning for Park Point Beaches

Waves on Park Point. Waves on Park Point. |  Photo: WDIO, File

Updated: June 23, 2019 11:06 AM

DULUTH, Minn - The Duluth Fire Department is warning residents and visitors to be aware of dangerous swimming conditions for Park Point beaches. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Park Point beaches effective through 10:00 a.m. Monday.

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The warning means strong winds and wave conditions can create rip currents. Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the water, no matter what your swimming capabilities are. Officials advise everyone to stay out of the water.

There are currently no lifeguards at Park Point, and red flags are flying along the beach to indicate the dangerous swimming condition.

Look for flags at the 12th St beach, Lafayette Square, and Park Point beach. Authorities will update the swimming conditions if they improve before this warning expires.

For additional information visit the Park Point Beach website at www.parkpointbeach.org and additional tips available on the National Weather Service website and on the Minnesota Sea Grant website.

Rip Currents; MN Sea Grant

Image Courtesy: Minnesota Sea Grant

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