What to do if caught in a rip current

If you are caught in a rip current, there are a few steps you can take to remain safe:

Remain Calm – when thinking clearly you can conserve energy

Don’t fight against the current or you will become tired

Swim at an angle towards shore

If you are unable to free yourself from the current, float or tread water

Try to draw as much attention to yourself by yelling for help

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