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City of Grand Haven
Friday July 3rd, 2009 :: 12:21 p.m. EDT

Advisory

RIP CURRENT SAFETY-KNOW WHAT TO DO BEFORE IT HAPPENS

IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT:

Remain calm to conserve energy and think clearly.

Never fight against the current.

Think of it like a treadmill that cannot be turned off, which you need to step to the side of.

Swim out of the current in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the current, swim at an angle--away from the current--towards shore.

If you are unable to swim out of the rip current, float or calmly tread water. When out of the current, swim towards shore.

If you are still unable to reach shore, draw attention to yourself by waving your arm and yelling for help.

Address/Location
City of Grand Haven
519 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 616-842-3210

1100 S Harbor Dr
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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