Beach Safety Tips

Information That Could Save Your Life...

Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend
from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur
at any beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes.

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.

For more beach safety tips click on the links below:

National Weather Service Rip Current Safety

United States Lifesaving Association
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