Re­spect for rip cur­rents

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

Parks Canada of­fers the fol­low­ing ad­vice on re­spect­ing the wa­ter.

– All swim­mers are en­cour­aged to use su­per­vised swim­ming ar­eas and check surf con­di­tions daily.

– If caught in a rip cur­rent, which is a pow­er­ful sea­ward cur­rent that can pull even the strong­est swim­mers out to sea, don’t fight the cur­rent, swim out of the cur­rent and then to shore. If you can’t es­cape, float or tread wa­ter. If you need help, call or wave for as­sis­tance.

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