Rip Currents Occur When Water Pushed Onto The Beach Flows Back Out To Sea In Narrow Channels.

Rip currents are deadlier than cyclones, bush fires, floods, and shark attacks combined.

 Rip currents can be killers — but they’re generally harmless to those who know what they’re up against.-Mpora,com

Rip Currents can flow in different directions;
Directly out to sea, at an angle or circulate back to shore.

Rip Currents Can Be Anywhere From
10 to 20 feet wide – and can move up to 8 feet per second

A few tips to boaters who find that a dog is drifting away in a rip current.

The best bet, is to catch up to the dog in a boat. "Dogs will generally fend for themselves pretty well,".

They might even be able to swim out of a rip current. As an alternative to catching a dog in a boat, owners might retreat to shallower water or the beach and call to the animal.

For good measure, numerous websites offer animal flotation

Rip currents were blamed in 2003 for 18 deaths in four months off beaches on the Florida Panhandle.

When Teaching Our Kids To Swim, We Must Also Teach rip current awareness.

Moving at speeds of up to eight feet per second, rip currents can move faster than an Olympic swimmer.

Strong rip currents often appear next to structures such as Piers and Jetties!

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 297 people died in Florida because of rip currents between 1999 and 2013.

Over 48,000 Beachgoers Were Rescued From Rip Currents In 2015.

Rip Currents Can form on any beach with waves, In nearly any conditions!

Swim near a lifeguard. If no lifeguard is on duty, think twice about entering the water. 

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Caught In A Rip Current?

RELAX- float, conserve your energy.  

IDENTIFY- This is a rip current and not a death sentence. Wave for help.  

PROPEL- Swim parallel towards the waves if you can.

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