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How to Spot a Rip Current

Learn how to spot and avoid rip currents

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    How to Spot a Rip Current

    Can you spot a rip current? Rip currents can produce brown, discolored water and pull swimmers away from the coastline. This is how you can stay safe. (Published Friday, July 6, 2018)

    Dangerous swimming conditions will likely keep lifeguards busy this weekend as elevated surf and rip currents are in the forecast.

    Strong rip currents can be detected by brown, discolored water. They often form on calm, sunny days.

    Learn how to spot and avoid rip currents with this online training from the National Weather Service: Break the Grip of the Rip.

    Brown, discolored water is one of the signs of a powerful rip current.
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