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Stay Safe in Lake Superior, With Tips on How to Survive a Riptide [VIDEO]

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Summer is here and it is getting hot, and many Northlanders are heading to the beach. We don’t have the ocean but we do have the biggest fresh water lake in the world and with it comes many dangers including Riptides or Rip Currents.

Park point beaches have had The Red Flag Warning and signs posted advising against swimming in Lake Superior for the past 2 days due to the severe weather and wind we have had recently.

Even if you are a strong swimmer, you are no match for the power of Lake Superior, and the pull that these waves can have.  I have been a swimmer all my life and feel very comfortable in the water but I never let my guard down, especially in Lake Superior.

Panic can take over very quickly, and even if you are swimming with someone, they might not be able to help you if you panic and try to grab them as well. We have all seen this on the news, but a refresher course is never a bad thing. On this day before the 4′th please take time to watch this video, and keep this in mind when you hit the beach.

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