Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes, and they can be deadly.
Rip currents are the leading surf hazard for all beachgoers, according to the United States Lifesaving Association. Over 100 drownings due to rip currents occur every year in the United States. More than 80 percent of water rescues on surf beaches are due to rip currents.
The greatest safety precaution you can take is to recognize the danger of rip currents and always remember to swim at beaches with lifeguards. If caught in a rip current, how you respond could make the difference between life and death.
ENJOY the Florida beached and be safe as you swim. Learn more about rip currents and get tips to protect yourself and your family. How to Avoid and Survive Rip Currents – CLICK ON THE LINK – http://www.weather.com/activities/recreation/boatandbeach/ripcurrents_avoid.html
RIP CURRENT VIDEO LINK – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z7_2J7dGL0
Source – National Weather Service