Do You Know How To Spot A Dangerous Rip Current In The Ocean?
Lot’s of us will be headed to the ocean this summer. Even though wading into the shallow water seems safe often times it is quite dangerous. Stay safe while at the beach this summer! This could save your life. Do you know what a rip current looks like? We have probably all seen them and weren’t aware of the danger. When you see waves and then a small section of “flat” waves in between, that’s a rip current. The water is moving in the opposite direction. Stay clear of these areas!! This is NOT a calm place to hang out with small children.
If you happen to get caught in a RIP current don’t panic or try to swim in, instead stay calm and swim parallel to the shore. Eventually you’ll get out of the current and be able to swim to shore.