Beach Goers Advised to Stay Out of the Water Due to Rip Currents

By KBJR News 1

Beach Goers Advised to Stay Out of the Water Due to Rip Currents

August 9, 2012 Updated Aug 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Beach goers are advised to stay out of the water due to a condition red flag warning that has been issued for Park Point beaches in Duluth due to strong rip currents.

This advisory takes effect immediately and will last until 10am on Friday.

Wind and wave conditions along the Park Point beaches support dangerous rip currents. Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone who enters the water, no matter how experienced a swimmer is.

Lifeguards are not present at Park Point.

Red flag warnings have been posted at the 12th Street Beach, Lafayette Square, and Park Point Beach.

The public will be notified once conditions improve at the beaches.

More information on conditions and rip currents can be found by visiting the National Weather Service Duluth website.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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