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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Senior RNLI lifeguard Eve Jones said rip currents "can drag even the strongest swimmers out of their depth".
The deadly stretch of coast -- with its rip currents and high waves -- runs for about five kilometres from Chlorokas to Kissonerga in a popular tourist area.
They were caught up in rip currents shortly after midday on Sunday, the South African Press Association (Sapa) said.
Using a restaurant on the beach as his marker, Walker knew to paddle parallel to the beach to get out of the rip current.
The currents that may affect you, as you swim ashore, are rip currents and undertows.
I was up to my knees and the rip current just started sucking me in," Abigail told reporters.
Mack rescued a boy who had become caught in a rip current.
If you're caught in a rip current, don't fight it by trying to swim directly to shore.
On Saturday, at Newgale beach, two women and a man who were struggling in a rip current 100m from shore were brought to safety.
A spokesman said: "If you get caught in a strong current or rip current try to stay as calm as you can, raise your hand and shout for help.
Since Isaac, a 12-yearold pupil at Kirkburton Middle School, was dragged out to sea in a rip current, his devastated family and friends have sought to raise PS100,000 to create a scooter park in the village.
THREE surfers were killed yesterday after being caught in a rip current off one of Britain's most popular surfing beaches.