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Two teens rescued from Lake Superior

DULUTH — Two teenagers were rescued from Lake Superior Friday afternoon, May 25, off of Park Point after their inflatable raft drifted too far out to safely return.

The call came in at about 2:24 p.m. of two women on an inflatable raft in Lake Superior that was approximately a half mile out from shore near the 2100 block of Minnesota Avenue. They appeared to be unable to swim back to shore, according to authorities. The Duluth Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard made contact with the pair and brought them back to shore.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Duluth's Lily Ek, 19, and Liza Stocke, 18, had blown up an inflatable raft and were floating in Lake Superior near the beach when they were taken out further into the lake by wind and currents. Both were uninjured in the incident.

The sheriff's office is reminding swimmers to be alert to swimming conditions as they can change rapidly.

Assisting agencies included Duluth Police Department, St. Louis County Rescue Squad and Gold Cross Ambulance.

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