Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Jun 20, 2018 in General Interest
Man dies trying to save his daughters from rip current.
Unfortunately, although the "summer season" has just started for our beaches, there have already been numerous drownings and deaths. The latest involved a man attempting to save his daughters from a rip current. The girls were swimming at a beach that has lifeguards, but the lifeguard had already left for the day. Fortunately, both girls were saved. For more information: WYFF.
Harbin & Burnett strongly urge you to only swim in the ocean if a lifeguard is present. Conditions can change quickly along our beaches and rip currents are common. Therefore it is important to know what to do if you are caught in a rip current. Do not try to fight the current as you will only tire yourself out. Rather, swim parallel along the coastline until you are out of the current. Most rip currents aren't that wide. Once out, then proceed to make your way to shore. For more information and photos of rip currents: NOAA.
Enjoy the beach, but remain cautious.