The Duluth Fire Department has issued a red-flag warning for Park Point beaches on Sunday due to the high risk of rip currents that can cause dangerous swimming conditions. That warning was extended Monday.
The extended warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the fire department.
Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the water. The fire department asks for everyone to stay out of the water, regardless of swimming experience.
Red flags are flying at various locations on the beach to indicate dangerous conditions: 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 swimming conditions improve before the warning expires.
This story was updated at 11:33 a.m. June 29 to reflect the extended red flag warning. It was originally posted at 2:51 p.m. June 28.
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