What can I do?

The greatest safety precaution you can take is to recognize the danger rip currents pose to swimmers. Lifeguard experts urge people to only swim at beaches staffed with lifeguards. The USLA has calculated the odds of a person drowning while swimming at a beach protected by USLA-affiliated lifeguards at 1 in 18 million.

The Town's Volunteer Fire Department established a Beach Safety Patrol in October 2008. However, Beach Safety Patrol members are not lifeguards, and they have not received training to make ocean rescues!

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1. What is a rip current?
2. Are rip currents dangerous?
3. What can I do?
4. Can I check on rip current conditions beforehand?