rip current

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rip current

[′rip ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
The return flow of water piled up on shore by incoming waves and wind.
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Lifeguard Phil Ritchie told her that Walker Technology College pupil Owen had been saved from a rip current between Longsands North and Cullercoats beaches.
The incident followed another at the same location on Wednesday in which four youngsters and an adult were rescued having been similarly caught out by a rip current.
According to Chrysanthou, the structural drawings are ready, and in early September the technical school of Athens will make a 3D model to predict how the rip current will behave after the study has been implemented, with 90 per cent accuracy.
The signs also provide information on how to swim free of rip currents.
A 54-year-old woman died Friday after apparently getting caught by a rip current, a strong outward flow of water.
They were thought to have been swept out to sea by a rip current.
It mounted three cameras on the Burj Al Arab to watch for rip currents and shoreline changes along the shore and has two under water radar monitors behind the world to measure the seaAEs currents.
There is a moderate risk of rip currents along the coast today and tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton.
Over the weekend, most tourists avoided the storm-whipped surf and rip currents along Bermuda's southern coast.
The currents that may affect you, as you swim ashore, are rip currents and undertows.
The National Weather Service in Oxnard forecast high surf on beaches in Los Angeles and Ventura counties this morning, with high danger from expected rip currents.