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Duluth man rescues swimmers caught in rip current

A former Carleton College swim team captain helped pull three people to safety Monday morning off the shore of Duluth's Park Point. The News Tribune reports Josh Meltzer swam out in potentially deadly rip currents to save the swimmers struggling to stay above the water.
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A former Carleton College swim team captain helped pull three people to safety Monday morning off the shore of Duluth's Park Point. The News Tribune reports Josh Meltzer swam out in potentially deadly rip currents on Lake Superior to save the swimmers struggling to stay above the water.

Duluth Fire Department's Assistant Chief Erik Simonson told WDIO one of the female swimmers was taken to an area hospital after taking in a lot of water and suffering exhaustion.

The Northland's NewsCenter reports two more children were caught in a rip current Monday afternoon. Their father was able to pull them from the current before rescue crews could respond.

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