Signs to watch for in spotting rip currents


NEW BERN, Craven County - You may not know that rip currents don't just wait for bad weather or high waves. They can happen at any time.

There are ways to spot them. The best way is to see if there's a rip current is to stand back from the water from an elevated position like a dune of beach access. If you see an areas where waves aren't breaking or if there's foam in the water being pulled away from the beach, that's a good indication of a rip current. Below are links you can follow to learn more about rip currents. Also, watch the video to see how you can protect yourself to dangers.

A High Threat of Rip Currents continues again Wednesday for all area beaches. Please stay out of the water!

-- NWS Newport/Morehead (@NWSMoreheadCity) June 20, 2017

Links for more information on rip currents

-- NOAA website

-- How to survive a rip current

-- Click here for more information on rip currents

-- And click here for another site

-- Research on rip currents

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