Rip currents imperil swimmers

Rip currents imperil swimmers

WARNING: Red Cross lifesavers warn against rip currents on Javea’s Arenal beach Photo credit: Javea Red Cross

THE Red Cross lifesaving service at Javea’s Arenal beach recently had to ban swimmers from its central section.
The lifesavers announced that while there was no danger at either end of the beach, rip currents in the middle could prove deadly for even the strongest swimmers, they explained.
Waves entering at each end converged in the centre, creating currents that swimmers unfamiliar with the beach have to fight against to the point of exhaustion in order to return to the shore.
The lifesavers, who know the Arenal beach like the back of their hand, keep a watchful eye on the dangerous central section, but revealed that swimmers are cooperating.
They are taking notice of the experts’ indications, without arguing, said Red Cross sources who thanked them for cooperating.

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