2 swimmers drown in Lake Superior off Duluth's Park Point

Emergency personnell administer CPR to a girl pulled from Lake Superior
Personnel from the Duluth Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance administer CPR to a girl who was pulled from Lake Superior along the Park Point beach Thursday evening.
Photo by Clint Austin | Duluth News Tribune, www.duluthnewstribune.com

Updated: 2:08 p.m. | Posted: 6:14 a.m.

A father and daughter died after they went missing while swimming in Lake Superior in Duluth Thursday afternoon.

Rescuers were called to the scene near the city's Park Point just before 4:30 p.m. on a report of two swimmers in distress. They pulled a 10-year-old girl from the water about an hour later. Her father was found shortly after 6 p.m.

Both swimmers were given CPR and taken to a hospital. The Duluth Fire Department later reported that both victims had died. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as Lily Elizabeth Fuglie of Hudson, Wis., and her father, Ryan Paul Fuglie of Osceola, Wis.

The Duluth Fire Department says the rescue effort was hampered by 5- to 7-foot waves near the shoreline. One Duluth firefighter was injured after he took in a large amount of water during the rescue attempt.

A rip current warning was in effect at the time of the incident. It remains in effect through Friday morning, and public beaches along Park Point are closed.

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