Bertha whips up waves and surf along the Jersey Shore

Although Bertha is losing steam and has been downgraded to a tropical storm, its might was still powerful enough to wreak havoc along the Jersey Shore this weekend.

Rip currents along the shore are being blamed for the deaths of three swimmers in Atlantic City and Wildwood. In Bradley Beach, lifeguards made nearly 30 rescues Saturday. As a result, red flag and swimming restrictions went into effect Sunday.

Despite the presence of lifeguards on the beach, swimmers were warned not to underestimate the power of waves and rip currents.

Lifeguards say if a swimmer does get caught in a rip current, to swim sideways, not against it. They also urge swimmers to pay attention to lifeguards and for parents to keep a close eye on their children.

Monmouth County - Lifeguard Information

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