Rip Current Survival VIDEOs
As we make our way to the beach this summer, it's important to know how to spot a rip current and what to do if you find yourself stuck in one.
A rip current is a long, narrow band of water that can pull a swimmer away from shore and out to sea in just a few seconds. They are dangerous, and it's best to learn how to identify and stay out of them. If you do get caught in a rip current, the right response gives you a big advantage.
Check out these lifesaving videos produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Remember: The number one technique for surviving a rip current is to not swim against the current, instead relax and float!
What to know before you go
Videos provided by: National Ocean Service · NOAA · Department of Commerce · USA.gov