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How to survive a rip current (video)
If you find yourself in a rip current, stay calm and consider your options. Raise an arm to seek help. Try floating with the current, it may bring you back to shore. Swim parallel to the shore or towards breaking waves and use them to help you in. Reassess your situation. If what you’re doing isn’t working, try one of the other options until you’re rescued or return to shore.
- Surf Life Saving Australia
- Environmental health
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- Last reviewed:
- February 2023
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