High risk for rip currents along New Jersey shore

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High risk for rip currents along New Jersey shore. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on August 16, 2017. (WPVI)

Hurricane Gert is churning the surf and creating a high risk for rip currents along the New Jersey shore.

Beachgoers are advised to swim near lifeguards.

If caught in a rip current, they should relax and float. If possible, swim parallel to the shore in order to get free of the current.

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Information on how to survive a rip current.

The second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean is not posing a direct threat to the Jersey shore. Gert has begun to turn northeast and forecasters say an increase in forward speed is expected through the next couple of days.
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