Lifeguards talk safety as rip current warning takes effect

Lifeguards discussed rip current safety Monday as Long Islanders head to the beaches to beat the heat.

News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2021, 9:59 PM

Updated 1,025 days ago

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Lifeguards discussed rip current safety Monday as Long Islanders head to the beaches to beat the heat.
The National Weather Service issued a high rip current risk for Monday for southern Nassau, and southeast and southwest Suffolk County.
"Severe rip means the water is really pulling you away from the shore," says Mike Guadi, a lifeguard captain at Robert Moses State Park.
Guadi says the water in a rip current could also be discolored so you may see it. Guadi says if you find yourself in a rip current, it's important to remain calm.
"The most important thing to know is that when you're in a lifeguard area, we do see you and we are coming," says Guadi.
Guadi says to swim between the green flags at Robert Moses and stay in full view of the lifeguards.


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