Rip current warning continues for Lake Michigan

The rip current warning is still in effect.

The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards statement for Lake Michigan predicting dangerous swimming conditions with high winds up to 25 miles per hour, large waves as high as seven-feet and strong currents along the lakefront.

One woman was rushed to the hospital after she was pulled from the water at Glencoe Beach on Labor Day.  Witnesses report seeing a woman in distress and two people pulling her out of the lake.

Swimmers were warned to stay out of the water.  Some didn’t know and others went in anyway.

At Chicago’s North Avenue beach, the red flag went up around 3 p.m. Monday after the park district issued a swim ban.  Several other Chicago beaches were under swim advisories over concerns people could get caught in the potentially deadly grip of rip currents.

Labor Day was supposed to be the last official day to swim at Chicago beaches before lifeguards signed off for the summer.

The National Weather Service warning lasts through tonight.

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