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Beware Rip Currents Labor Day Weekend

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - After nearly 60 water rescues last weekend, Rehoboth Beach Patrol members are warning swimmers about rip currents heading into the Labor Day weekend.

According to lifeguards, when people are visiting from out of town, they expect more rescues because the swimmers don't know about rip currents.

"People aren't really familiar with the beach and the way that it works so we have a lot," Alex Thomas, a lifeguard, said. "If you haven't been here before and you don't know about the rips definitely come talk to a lifeguard before you go out that's definitely our biggest piece of advice."

John O'Sullivan is visiting Rehoboth from Washington D.C. for the long weekend, and since he comes down often, he is prepared for the rip currents.

"I'd say every summer you always hear about some case of a bad rip current and people get caught in it," he said.

Amanda Hassler on the other hand doesn't know much about rips.

"I would definitely panic," she exclaimed.

And that's what you're not supposed to do. According to beach patrol, if you feel like you're caught in a current, swim parallel to the shore and don't panic.

"I'd be a little bit more cautious," Hassler added. "I don't wanna get stuck out there."

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