DULUTH, Minn. — Two people, one 10-year old girl and her father have been pronounced dead after their bodies were pulled out from the waters of Lake Superior off Park Point in Duluth. The father and daughter duo was pulled out of the water after more than a hour long frantic search for the two who belonged to Wisconsin.
Reports suggest that the search was conducted despite huge waves that seemed to be everywhere at Lake Superior off Park Point in Duluth.
First it was the girl who was retrieved by the officers belonging to the Duluth Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance last evening. The girl was administered CPR and every effort was made to revive her, but to no avail. While officials tried to revive the girl, other officials continued to scour the waters to locate her father.
While giving details about the two people who lost their lives at waters of Lake Superior off Park Point in Duluth, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said that the victims were a 10-year-old girl from Hudson, Wis., and a 38-year-old man from Osceola, Wis. Their names were being withheld pending notification of family.
It is now clear that the two didn’t have a chance to survive as the two had no pulse, when taken out of the water. Duluth Fire Department Assistant Chief Erik Simonson while giving further details said that firefighters started giving CPR immediately after locating the two and taking them out. Simonson said that the two victims were takento Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center.
In the course of the rescue operation amid large waves, a firefighter reportedly took “in a lot of water” while returning the man to shore. He too was taken to the hospitals. The rescue boat reportedly capsized in the waves, but the two officials returned safely to the shore.
In the meantime, the two victims names weren’t immediately released. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the girl was from Hudson, Wisconsin, and her father was from Osceola, Wisconsin.
Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north, the US state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the south. It is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is the world’s third-largest freshwater lake by volume and the largest by volume in North America. The furthest north and west of the Great Lakes chain, Superior has the highest elevation and drains into the St. Mary’s River.