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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 24, two girls were caught in a rip current at Ballybunion beach.
Rip currents, sometimes called rip tides, are a specific area of shore where water flows away from the land and into the water.
Last Friday a 14-year-old boy was caught out in a rip current at Rotherslade Bay.
The video images and GPS measurements allowed the researchers to observe that rip currents were stifled in progressing very far from shore when waves broke across the end of the rip channel--a narrow breach of the incoming waves by the seaward flow of the current.
It's those areas of smooth flat darker water, which can look inviting, that are the hazardous rip currents where the flow is running away offshore.
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Crews established the four were on holiday in the area from Sheffield and had been caught by a rip current and carried out into deeper colder water, which was described as quite choppy.
They live near the Great Lakes, where rip currents are a big problem.
ystanbul Governor HE-seyin Avni Mutlu tweeted on Sunday that the number of people swimming at beaches would increase during the Eid al-Fitr holiday weekend and warned swimmers to be wary of rip currents.
Kusz said rip currents can be hard for inexperienced beach goers to spot, but they may appear as dark, choppy water.
One particular beach had a nasty undertow and, along certain stretches, rip currents that would pull you seawards.