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2014-06-17 23:01:14

Now that summer is here, Rainbow International® offers these important safety tips to keep in mind while on the beach and enjoying the water. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 June is the perfect time to take a break, hit the beach and enjoy a little summer fun. However, when heading to the beach, it’s important to stay safe. Now that summer is here, Rainbow International® offers these important safety tips to keep in mind while on the beach and enjoying the water. Beach...

Rip Tides Australia's Most Lethal Natural Hazard
2013-11-27 16:06:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that rip currents actually claim more lives in Australia than any other natural hazards. The team wrote in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth Science Systems how rip currents cause more deaths than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined. They found rip currents cause an average of 21 confirmed human fatalities per year, compared with 5.9 for bushfires, 4.3 for floods,...

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2009-10-13 15:31:12

Long-term monitoring by Stony Brook University researchers finds rip currents are frequent but short-lived at East Hampton Village Beach Rip currents"”powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the shore"”represent a danger to human life and property. Rip currents are responsible for more than one hundred deaths on our nation's beaches each year, according to the United States Lifesaving Association, and if rip currents persist long enough they can cause beach...

2009-08-20 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has advice and safety tips for anyone planning a trip to the beach along the U.S. East Coast this weekend as experts predict Hurricane Bill may cause dangerous waves and rip tides along the shore. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Hurricane Bill is currently a Category Three storm with winds blowing up to 125 mph, and experts say the storm could strengthen over the open Atlantic. The...

2009-07-10 00:35:40

Adults who supervise children or inexperienced swimmers need to know how to swim, a U.S. doctor says. Dr. Brent King of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston says basic water safety and lifesaving classes are available and everyone should learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures for cardiac or respiratory arrest emergencies. Young children can drown in just a few minutes, so the supervising adult should pay full attention to the swimmers, King says in a statement....

2008-08-05 12:00:00

By Pat Kelly, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Aug. 5--PANAMA CITY BEACH You could hear the frustration creeping into the voice of Maj. Dave Humphreys with the Panama City Beach Police Department. Beachgoers still were venturing into the gulf Monday despite double-red flags flying, helicopters hovering and the drowning of two people the day before. Another person died Monday morning, and beach officials were pulling distressed swimmers from the surf most of the morning and...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

Rescuers suspended their search Sunday for a 10-year-old girl in the water off Coney Island, one of three swimmers still missing from powerful ocean currents at New York City and Long Island beaches over the weekend. Four other people drowned at local beaches Friday and Saturday, New York authorities said. The missing girl, Akira Johnson, was pulled under by currents while swimming Saturday afternoon. Her cousin, Tyriek Currie, 10, was rescued. - Karen Matthews, The Associated Press...

2008-07-28 06:00:45

By Sophia Chang, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 28--Long Beach city officials are meeting today to work on improving swimmer safety following a spate of riptide-related drownings, they said yesterday. City manager Charles Theofan said the focus will be on educating swimmers on rip currents. "We want to have a handout for everyone who is buying a pass on the Long Island Rail Road to go to the beach, where we try to give them that little extra bit of information on swimming after hours,"...

2008-07-26 15:00:26

By Maria Armental Paul Davis; Lisa Vernon-Sparks Heavy surf brings several days of dangerous currents, and two popular beaches closed yesterday because of potential water contamination. NARRAGANSETT -- From Westerly to Narragansett, strong swells and rip currents, leftovers from Hurricane Bertha and Tropical Storm Cristobal, continued to wreak havoc yesterday at area beaches. Turbulent weather also prompted state health officials to close several popular beaches -- including...

2008-07-21 08:44:54

By JOHN WARREN By John Warren The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH Don't be fooled by the lack of precipitation, beachgoers. Tropical Storm Cristobal is not your friend. It's not what's in the sky that you have to look out for - it's underwater. Rip currents produced by the storm have led to an increase in the number of rescues by lifeguards in Virginia Beach and on the Outer Banks recently, lifeguards say . Though Sunday's numbers were not available, on Saturday, 21 people were...


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