According to the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) rip currents cause approximately 100 deaths annually in the United States, more than all other natural hazard except heat and floods. Over 80% of rescues by surf beach lifeguards are due to rip currents totaling 18,000 lifeguard rescues a year
First and foremost learn how to swim!
Many people drown while trying to save someone else from a rip current!
Rip currents can occur at any surf beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes.
Rip currents can occur at any surf beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes.National Weather Service