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Great Lakes Rip Current Conference

June 4, 2009
Lafayette Community Center,
3026 Minnesota Ave,
Duluth, MN


Nationally, over 100 deaths a year are caused by rip currents, and the Great Lakes are not immune. Deaths can be avoided by knowing what rip currents are, how to spot them, understanding the conditions in which they form, and knowing how to escape.

Rip currents, how hypothermia and cold water can affect rescues, and public education will be discussed at the Great Lakes Rip Current Conference sponsored by Minnesota Sea Grant and the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Duluth.

Members of the public are invited to attend but pre-registration is required. Minnesota Sea Grant must receive registration forms (available at www.seagrant.umn.edu/rip) and a $10 fee for lunch by June 1. For more information, contact: Jesse Schomberg, Minnesota Sea Grant at 218-726-6182 or jschombe@umn.edu; or Dean Packingham, NWS Duluth Office at dean.packingham@noaa.gov.

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