Today I went to Jones Beach to do a story on rip currents. A lifeguard I spoke to said 112 people were saved from the water yesterday, just in the area of the beach where he works. A common perception is that rip currents pull you underwater, when in fact they push you out away from the shore. If you’re stuck in a rip current, don’t try to swim back to shore. You should swim with the wind parallel to the shore. If you do this, you will swim out of the current and will be able to return to the beach. Now you know how to survive a rip current!
Here is the link to the news story: