Rip current alert in Collier County; swimmers rescued at Delnor-Wiggins Pass

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Saturday morning CCSO, along with North Collier Fire rescued at least five swimmers already at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park from a rip current.

The sheriff’s office says to look for rip current signage at the beach and avoid swimming in those areas prone to currents.

If you do get caught in the current here are some tips from the U.S. Coast Guard to stay safe:

1. Stay calm and wave your arms to get attention if you can.

2. Go with the flow. Tread water and float out with the current.

3. Don’t swim against the current. You will exhaust yourself.

4. Once you have floated out of the current you can swim parallel to the beach and to a safe spot to swim back to shore.

Enjoy our beautiful beaches this holiday weekend and please stay safe.

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