DID YOU KNOW? Rip currents can be killers. The United States Lifesaving Association estimates that the annual number of deaths due to rip currents on our nation’s beaches exceeds 100. Rip currents account for over 80% of rescues performed by surf beach lifeguards.
Here are some tips that we liked!
- If you find yourself stuck in a rip current, it’s very important to stay calm and preserve your energy. If you exhaust yourself in a panic you could drown.
- If you yourself happen to see someone else who is stuck in a rip current. It is very important that you don’t go in and try to rescue them. You want to call 911 or get a lifeguard to go and assist. If you have a floatation device such as an empty cooler, a life jacket, or beach ball, you can throw that out to the individual to prevent them from drowning.
- If there are double red warning flags that means that swimming is not allowed.
We’re not saying don’t have fun, we’re just saying be careful when you decide to go out and have fun! Watch the video below!