12-year-old rescued from Lake Superior break wall 19 Jul 12

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A 12-year-old girl clinging to a break wall in Lake Superior was rescued after she and two friends went for a swim in 4-foot waves.

Strong northeast winds and the risk of rip currents created dangerous swimming conditions at Park Point in Duluth Wednesday. The National Weather Service warned about high surf and large swells at area beaches.

Mia Ojanen says she and her friends weren’t far from shore and got caught in a rip current. The Duluth News Tribune says Ojanen held onto a grate in a drain on the break wall until rescuers arrived.

Ojanen was brought to shore where paramedics checked her condition.

Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com