Beach Safety Tips You Need to Know for Summer 2018
Happy beach season to all!
Now that summer is officially here, you and the rest of South Jersey are probably rushing to hit up the beach and soak up some sun. Before you do that though, you should definitely check out what tips the American Red Cross are handing out to beach-goers this summer.
Some of these are common sense, but nonetheless all very important.
Check to see if any warning flags are up or ask a lifeguard about water conditions, beach conditions, or any potential hazards.
If a lifeguard is not available, have someone call 9-1-1. Throw the victim something that floats like a life-jacket, cooler, inflatable ball and yell instructions on how to escape the current.
You never want to ignore the signs for things such as rip currents or thunderstorms.
Be more aware and put the drink down.
Don't risk a head injury for a cool dive.
Under no circumstance do not fight the current.
Once you are free, turn and swim toward shore.
If you feel you can't make it to the shore, draw attention to yourself by waving and calling for help.
Permanent rip currents often exist near these structures.
Never let them go in to the water unprepared.