Red Flag Warning Posted From Fire Department For Dangerous Possible Riptides and No Swimming
Due to high winds and choppy lake conditions the Duluth Fire Department issued a Red Flag warning for swimming. Flag locations are listed within. This warning is effective immediately.
According to the press release by the city of Duluth Fire Department, it says:
Due to the High Risk of Rip Currents today, 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. tomorrow. This warning means that wind and wave conditions can support rip currents. Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the water. Stay out of the water regardless of your swimming experience. There are currently no lifeguards at Park Point, and red flags are flying along the beach to indicate the dangerous swimming condition. Flag locations are: 12th St beach, Lafayette Square, and Park Point beach. You will be notified if swimming conditions improve before this warning expires. More information on conditions and rip currents can be found by visiting the Park Point Beach website at www.parkpointbeach.org.