Duluth Fire Department Issues Warning for Dangerous Swimming Conditions
I'm not sure you would want to, but if you're thinking about swimming off Park Point, think again.
The Duluth Paper Fire Department has issued a warning saying, "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."
The swimming warning is in effect until Friday, September 25th at 10 AM. Red flags are flying at Park Point beach warning of the conditions and there are NO lifeguards on duty, so take this warning seriously.
If swimming conditions improve before the warning expires, the Duluth Fire Department will inform the public through their Facebook page here. You can also check current swimming conditions on the official Park Point Beach website here.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, rip currents are channels of fast-moving water that they say can move at, "speeds of up to eight feet per second, rip currents can move faster than an Olympic swimmer." Rip currents can take swimmers by surprise causing panic and fatigue that can quickly lead to drowning.