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Swimmers along the Jersey Shore are being warned about the high risk of dangerous rip currents.
The National Weather Service issued the warning Sunday morning. It's due to remain in effect until Sunday night.
Forecasters say the currents could potentially be life-threatening. So they're urging beachgoers to talk with lifeguards about any concerns they have and to follow all swimming flags and signs.
They also warn that a moderate risk for dangerous rip currents may also exist on Monday.
And anytime you plan to head to the shore, remember these tips for keeping you and your family safe.
- Don’t forget to pack sunscreen.
- If you’re not a strong swimmer, bring a life jacket to wear.
- Always swim near a lifeguard.
- Obey the posted signs and flags, they could have warnings on them.
- Head to the beach with a buddy, especially if you plan on swimming.
- Pay extra close attention to children and the elderly, as they might not be strong swimmers.
- Keep a lookout for water plants and animals, they could potentially be dangerous.
- Learn about rip current safety measures before hitting the water.
- Enter the water feet first, it’s probably too shallow to dive.
More shore safety tips can be found from the American Red Cross.