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Rip Tide Conditions Getting Better in Ocean City

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 12:54 PM Updated:
Beach-goers relax in the sun at Ocean City Beach Beach-goers relax in the sun at Ocean City Beach

OCEAN CITY, Md. - After Ocean City Beach Patrol made 141 water rescues on Monday, Captain Butch Arbin said conditions were looking better Wednesday morning.

Arbin said beach patrol made about 84 rescues Tuesday during a short period of time, and then it calmed back down in the afternoon.

Wednesday morning, Arbin said he wasn't expecting beach patrol to make as many rescues. However, the captain said the rip current risk still remains at a higher level.

He said it's important people remember how to stay safe if they are caught in a rip current.

"That's why we have the acronym 'R.I.P.' 'R' for 'Just relax.' 'I' [for] 'I need help," and then 'P' -- 'Swim parallel and you'll be out of there very soon," said Captain Arbin.


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