Rip Current Safety
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What does "Know Before You Go" mean?
Stay out of the water if the lifeguard tells you to.
Check the local beach forecasts before you go to the beach.
Know how to swim before you go to the beach.
Rip currents happen on all beaches.
A rip current is basically..
a river in the ocean coming from the sea.
a rip in the ocean.
a river in the ocean returning to sea.
What percentage of rescues at the beach are the result of rip currents?
To stay safe at the ocean, it is important to..
recognize what a rip current looks like.
keep from being sucked off your feet in the water.
stay out of waist deep water.
The easiest way to identify a rip current is to
ask the lifeguard.
You should never bother a lifeguard.
Which of these is NOT a description of a rip current
as given in the video?
a river of brown water flowing out through the surfline.
a pair of polarized sunglasses
a brown, murky mushroom with a lot of turbulence
If you are caught in a rip current, you will feel yourself..
being pulled under the water.
being sucked out to sea.
swimming parallel to shore.
If you find yourself in a rip current, you should swim
parallel to shore until..
the rip dissipates or the lifeguard arrives.
the rip dissipates and the lifeguard arrives.
the rip current grabs you and pulls you under.
What happens when people try to fight the rip current?
They get tired.
They get pulled too far out to sea to be rescued.
The worst thing you can do if you are caught
in a rip current is..
to get tired.
Which of these is NOT a way to stay safe when
you are caught in a rip current?
Swim parallel to shore.
Swim against the rip current.
If there is no lifeguard on the beach and someone
is in trouble, you should NOT..
go into the water to try to save the person in trouble by yourself.
keep an eye on the victim and wait until help arrives.
shout for help and call 911.