New Electronic Rip Current Sign to Keep Park Point Beach Goers Safer

By KBJR News 1

New Electronic Rip Current Sign to Keep Park Point Beach Goers Safer

August 19, 2013 Updated Aug 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Tourism tax dollars are being put to use to try to keep visitors at Park Point Beach in Duluth a little safer.

The Duluth Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Duluth Fire Department, have unveiled a digital sign at the S-curve on Minnesota Avenue that indicates when it's safe to swim.

The sign will flash the day's rip current condition as well as hold a flag for the rip current color that indicates the level of safety.

Duluth Fire Deputy Chief Charles Smith says the sign will help those unfamiliar with Lake Superior, realize the potential for danger when swimming with a rip current present.

Eventually the sign will be able to change manually from Duluth Fire Department Headquarters to make it more timely.

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