Rip current warning at the Shore

July 11, 2008 3:48:00 PM PDT
You may hear and see plenty of this over the weekend. Lifeguards are on the lookout for rip currents and swimmers caught in them. "If you don't have the strength. easily make the rescue," said Chief Daniel Adams of the Longport Beach Patrol.

To avoid the natural drag out to sea simply look for: discoloration in the water.

From the shore, all can look innocent but floating out here you see how choppy it can be. Some beaches like Longport use a flag system to keep you informed. Green means safe, red means severe conditions.

But the most important piece of advice: never swim alone and always swim where there's a lifeguard.