Red flag warning issued on Park Point beaches until Sunday morning
The public is asked to stay out of the water until at least 10 a.m. Sunday.
The Duluth Fire Department has issued a red flag warning due to the risk of high rip currents causing dangerous swimming conditions on Park Point beaches.
The warning is effective until 10 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a news release from the fire department. Red flags are flying at various locations on the beach to indicate dangerous conditions, including at South Pier, which is south of the Aerial Lift Bridge, the beach on 12th Street, Lafayette Square and two locations at the Park Point Beach House. There are no lifeguards on Park Point.
The public will be notified if the swimming conditions improve before the warning expires, the news release stated.
The warning is the result of wind and wave conditions that can support rip currents which are life-threatening to anyone in the water. The fire department asks everyone to stay out of the water during the warning.