“Rip current”, what they are and how to protect yourself from the dangers of the sea

Rip current, what they are and how to protect yourself from the dangers and dangers of the sea. Here is a series of useful tips. Do not miss.

Sea Waves (Image from Pixabay)

The summer of 2022 has seen the population of the beaches well ahead: so much so that since the end of May many Italians have started to take their holidays by the sea. We must be very attentive, because the danger is imminent and nature should never be underestimated.

Certain rules of conduct must be followed to the letter so as not to be helpless in the event of difficulty. This applies in and out of the water. Before diving, you should monitor the situation and only do so if you feel safe.

We are talking today about a very dangerous phenomenon, namely that of the return currents of the sea, also called return current. It has emerged that over the past 6 years they have caused the drowning of over 300 people in Italy.

Rip current or return currents from the sea: here’s how to protect yourself

By rip current, we mean a fast and dangerous flow of water that rises from the coast and heads out to sea – exactly the classic reverse movement.

The rip currents of the sea (Photo from Pixabay)

In the event that you find yourself in the middle of this unpleasant situation, you must try to remain calm and above all take some rules to follow at the foot of the letter. Your survival is worth it.

You must first take into account that these waves are only a few meters wide, so it will be essential to swim not towards the shore, but parallel to it. This will need to be done for a short time. Later, you can reintegrate.

Over the last 6 years – as mentioned before – there have been countless casualties on the Italian coasts. It is a very dangerous phenomenon even for those who are professional swimmers. Nothing in the sea should be underestimated.

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Another possible solution – in addition to screaming for help – is to get so carried away that you realize that the current is not very strong. This being established, it is always recommended to swim parallel to the coast.

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