High Risk of Rip Currents at Park Point Beaches

By KBJR News 1

High Risk of Rip Currents at Park Point Beaches

July 18, 2012 Updated Jul 18, 2012 at 9:04 AM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Duluth officials are advising beach goers to stay out of the water due to a high risk of rip currents along Park Point beaches.

The Duluth Fire Department has issued a red flag warning for Park Point beaches that will last until 10:00am on Thursday.

A red flag means a high risk of rip currents. Wind and wave conditions support dangerous rip currents. Be aware of flags at 12th St. beach, Lafayette Square, and Park Point beach.

Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the surf. All persons, regardless of swimming experience, are advised to stay out of the water. Lifeguards are not present at Park Point.

The public will be notified once conditions have improved and it is safe to enter the water again.

This warning comes after elevated E. coli levels were detected at the Beach House, the main public beach on Park Point.

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