National Rip Current Awareness
Week Begins June 5
Contact: Kirsten Weir
NH Sea Grant
June 1, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. -- Rip currents are strong ocean currents that can
pull people away from shore, sweeping even the strongest swimmers
out to sea. To call attention to this dangerous phenomenon, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared
the week of June 5 Rip Current Awareness Week.
Sea Grant, a NOAA program, is working to educate the public on the
dangers of rip currents. For a free informational brochure explaining
how rip currents form – and what to do if you find yourself
swept up in one – please contact NH Sea Grant science writer
Kirsten Weir at 603-749-1565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.