Father and daughter drown at Duluth beach

Father and daughter drown at Duluth beach

A father and daughter were pulled from Lake Superior Thursday after going missing off of Park Point Beach in Duluth.

When authorities arrived, a girl told officials her father and sister disappeared in the waves and hadn't resurfaced for several minutes.

Two swimmers died Thursday despite an intense rescue effort at Duluth's Park Point, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

They were both taken to Essential Health in Duluth. As of 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, it was unknown the condition of the two victims.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department and Rescue Squad, Duluth Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard and Duluth Police Department participated in the search.

It continues through tomorrow morning, the fire department said. "As we saw during the rescue effort it was just really hard to deal with". One firefighter was injured after taking in a large amount of water during the rescue attempt. Waves were as high as seven feet during the time of the rescue. The 911 caller said two people swimming were "in distress". His condition is non-life threatening.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, the victims are Lily Fuglie, 10, of Hudson, Wisconsin, and her father, Ryan Fuglie, 38, of Osceola, Wisconsin.

The Duluth Fire Department said a red flag rip current warning was issued Thursday morning due to risky conditions on the lake.

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