I also think there's some new advice concerning rip currents.....
"If you find yourself being pulled away from shore by a powerful rip current, what should you do? The traditional advice has been to swim parallel to the shore in order to get outside the current. But after an extensive study of these currents — by using instruments and floating in them himself — Jamie MacMahan has concluded that your odds are better if you stay still and just tread water." ...NYT
The rip usually only takes you past the breaking waves, where the water is less of a mess, from there... make a new plan... signal for help, swim in when out of the current, ..... don't waste energy fighting the current.http://tierneylab.blogs.nytimes.com/200 ... ead-water/
If you swim parallel to the shore, he concludes, there’s a 50-percent chance you’ll end up be swimming into a stronger current. But if you just tread water, he says, there’s a 90 percent chance of being returned to shore within about three minutes.
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