rip current

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a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore


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On July 24, two girls were caught in a rip current at Ballybunion beach.
The first thing to do if you find yourself in a rip current is pretty much nothing.
RIP currents have been catching swimmers out in Gower, prompting a warning from the RNLI.
You will not be able to swim against the rip current and trying to will only tire you out causing panic to set in.
She'd hold on, like a flag flying on a windy day, until a strong rip current won the tug of war and carried her offshore, forcing her to kick and crawl her way back.
The man, thought to be in his 30s, had tried to help the stranded group of children but had similarly been caught out by the rip current.
They wrapped a rescue tube around him and pulled him out of the rip current before Phil and Liam Hogg arrived on their rescue boat from Longsands South and got him out.
Operations manager Joe Missen confirmed that the first surfer - a 26-year-old woman - had become caught in a rip current.
The stream of water that races through the gap is a rip current.
A 54-year-old woman died Friday after apparently getting caught by a rip current, a strong outward flow of water.
I've never worked out whether it was a strong undertow or a rip current that we experienced one afternoon, but an orange flag had been raised, meaning you went into the sea at your own risk.
PRINCE William has helped save the life of a teenage girl swept away by a rip current at sea.
Three teenagers had a lucky escape after getting into difficulties in a rip current at St Aidan's Beach, Seahouses, on Tuesday.
If you are caught in a rip current, try not to panic--swim parallel to the shore.
Storm swells causing "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions" were expected along portions of the southern and southwestern coast of Mexico later on Thursday, the hurricane center said.