Drowning occur more then you think in the ocean. Most like me don’t go all the way in and enjoy jumping the waves. But there are still a lot of people who are adventurous and love to swim in the Ocean. Most of all drownings are people who got involved with Rip Tides.
From my Condo I own in Florida I have a awsome view of the ocean. Most homes I buy I always try to get near the ocean or close to it. From my Condo you can see the Rip Tides.
I drew some arrows to show you where the incoming water to the beach is being sent back out to sea. You can visually see where the water is coming in, and where it is coming out. So I wanted to give you some survival tips if you happen to get caught in one.
- Don’t panic, panicking can kill you.
Don’t try to swim back to shore against the current. You will tire yourself and panic will occur.
Instead swim to the right or left. Keep going until you can escape the Rip tide.
Once you get out of the Rip tide relax and float on your back to shore if you are exhausted. Make sure you don’t end up back in the Rip tide.
Share this to your loved ones going on vacation, or your children who love the ocean as much as the rest of us do.