Teen Drowns While Swimming at Folly Beach
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#1 May 31, 2007
For decades so many people have drowned at Folly. The riptides are so bad there.
#2 May 31, 2007
What a very sad way for this family to begin summer. My heart breaks for them.
#3 May 31, 2007
Surviving a rip current
When caught in a rip current, one should not fight it, but rather swim parallel to the shoreline in order to leave it. If you see a person caught in one, yell at them to do so. Floating until the current disperses into deeper waters is another method of surviving such a dangerous incident, but it may leave the swimmer farther out from shore, where they can be rescued alive.
Posted warnings, where available, should always be heeded. It is advisable to stay at least 100 feet away from piers and jetties, which impede waves, encouraging rip currents to form. Also, check the local newspaper and internet for tide timetables.(Beware that tides can be substantially different at beaches relatively close to each other.) Never go into the water without lifeguard supervision from -2 to +4 hours of the daily maximum low tide -- especially at night.
#4 Jun 3, 2013
This is the only thing i worry about when i surf dude
Since: Jan 13
Whatever It Takes!
#5 Jun 4, 2013
This story is really sad. I think it should be mandatory swim lessons while in School.
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