Swimmers warned of rip currents as they return to the Jersey Shore

Authorities are reminding beachgoers about the dangers of rip currents as they return to the Jersey Shore.

Authorities are reminding beachgoers about the dangers of rip currents as they return to the Jersey Shore. (6/4/13)

MANASQUAN - Authorities are reminding beachgoers about the dangers of rip currents as they return to the Jersey Shore.

A rip is a strong current that flows quickly away from the shore. It can quickly sweep a swimmer into deeper water.

Nonswimmers and weak swimmers are especially vulnerable to being carried out to sea.

Officials advise staying close to shore to avoid rip currents. If you find yourself caught in one, swim parallel to the shore rather than trying to swim through it.
 

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