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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On July 15, a group of nine teenagers entered the water to cool down unaware of rip currents.
Hurricane Jose is making its way up the east coast of the United States and as it does, it's bringing some strong winds and waves and even creating some rip currents.
The three incidents at Three Cliffs Bay all happened when the tide was going out and with a swell running, which makes rip currents more likely.
The advice if caught in a rip current is to raise a hand and shout for help, don't swim against rip, but parallel to the beach or shoreline to get out of the rip current, and keep hold of any body board or other flotation device.
A lot of times you don't realize you're in a rip current," Moulton said.
Senior RNLI lifeguard Eve Jones said rip currents "can drag even the strongest swimmers out of their depth".
The invention, called the Offshore Rip Current Alert System, fits inside a floating buoy.
Kusz said rip currents can be hard for inexperienced beach goers to spot, but they may appear as dark, choppy water.
They were thought to have been swept out to sea by a rip current.
Teen hurt as rip tide traps duo A TEENAGER had to be taken to hospital after she and her friend were caught in a rip current while surfing.
He jumped up, grabbed his board, told me to go get the hotel staff for help, and took off down the beach right into the rip current.
This first book ever on rip currents rose from the First International Rip Current Symposium, held in Miami, Florida in February 2010.