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Dec 20, 2011

Rip Currents

Posted By Snow at 12/20/2011

A rip current pushes a swimmer farther into the sea
To escape the current, swim parallel to the beach
DO NOT SWIM AGAINST IT

I've never experience this. But I read a drowning incident today, where 2 brothers drowned at a popular beach. They were young men, only 23 and 16. The father tried to rescue them but he was unsuccessful. The news reported, the brothers were suddenly pulled in by the current.

I assume it were rip currents. I learn about it in another recent incident. So I hope there is awareness about rip currents.

Rip currents are sea waves rushing towards the beach and then away from it. It does not pull a swimmer underwater - but it pushes a swimmer away from the beach & farther out to sea. Drowning deaths happens when the swimmer cannot keep himself afloat & swim to shore. This is due to fear, panic, exhaustion, or lack of swimming skills. It's the leading hazard for beach goers. In the US, one person drowns for every 4 days due to rip currents. [NOAA]

So if your ever get caught in a rip current:
#1 Remain calm to save energy.
#2 Don’t fight the current.
#3 Escape the current by swimming out parallel to the beach. If you can't swim out, float or calmly tread water. When out of the current, swim towards shore | more

Swim parallel to the beach or float DO NOT SWIM AGAINST IT

So have fun! & may you be safe. ان شاء الله Wishing there are notice boards about hazards and ways to deal with it at the beach. | real life experiences

& condolences to the family. ان لله و ان اليه راجعون

I seek refuge to Allah SWT from errors
Only Allah SWT knows best. والله أعلم

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3 comments on "Rip Currents"

nisa on Dec 20, 2011, 9:21:00 PM said...

ماشاء الله.. they're teaching babies to swim! & pls don't do this unless you know how! [baby swim]

nisa on Dec 22, 2011, 8:29:00 AM said...

BTW teaching infants swimming shouldn't be that odd. Is it like water birth? I read the baby has been in the amniotic sac in the womb for 9 months and birthing into a similar environment is gentler for the baby. ♥ والله أعلم

nisa on Dec 22, 2011, 9:38:00 AM said...

"I prefer a short life with width to a narrow one with length" - Avicenna.

I'm sorry I can't verify this quote, but it's beautiful. Yes nobody knows whether he will live long or not, so what matters is how he fills his life. والله أعلم


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