Dangerous rip currents interfere with summer beach fun

How to spot and avoid ocean rip currents this summer.
1:42 | 07/13/18

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Victor okay do here on Miami Beach it has been a very active week for rip currents there have been hundreds of rescues up and on the East Coast. Just north of us a 61 year old man in volusia county died after he was swept away by a rip currents but another swimmer. Davis to survive one of these dangerous currents. Nineteen year old lake strict Karo he was swimming off the coast of Georgia actually standing in waist deep water when he was pulled out to sea he screamed for help. But nobody could hear of his ball there and the Coast Guard searched. Desperately all through the night but for Terrell. Which is too far gone somehow lasting for about ten hours out there although it see he says that when he got too tired to swim. He just floated on his back and that's actually be advice that lifeguards gave if you're caught authorities rip currents he should try swimming parallel to shore but if that gets too tiring. Just float on your back it's a very simple maneuver that could save your life source material this nineteen year old somehow made its we will golf course that's three came a short. And that's three got the help. That he needed he is now safe and sound. Back home. If you were trying to spot where he's dangerous rip currents from the beach it is possible to do so but what you need to do is just make your way up to an elevated position and then look back. Up the water torture girl look for. When the tide comes in either a gap or a break in the waves. That's a good indicator also look for seaweed or foam wherever that's accumulating that's another good indicator. You can always ask a life guard as well remember it's always best and safest to swim at a beach were lifeguards present but remember this if you're in the water. And you can't see the lifeguard chances are. They can't see you. Picture of Hindu ABC news Miami Beach.

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