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Remember these safety tips if you get caught in rip current

Posted at 6:37 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 19:38:57-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you do get caught up in a rip current, experts want you to remember the phrase "wave... yell... swim parallel."

Experts caution to never fight a rip current by swimming into it. Instead, swim parallel to the shore until you're free from the current.

But of course, always check the local beach forecast for water conditions before leaving for the beach.

And remember that great weather doesn't always mean it's safe.