Swimmers advised to stay out of water this weekend at P.E.I. National Park

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Sunday is the third day in a row Parks Canada has issued a rip current warning. (Jane Robertson/CBC - image credit)
Sunday is the third day in a row Parks Canada has issued a rip current warning. (Jane Robertson/CBC - image credit)

Surf conditions remain dangerous Sunday at Prince Edward Island National Park.

It's the third day in a row Parks Canada issued a warning of the potential for rip currents on the north shore.

Rip currents are narrow streams of water that move swiftly away from shore. The danger is when swimmers become trapped in the rapid current and are swept offshore.

"To ensure visitor safety; entering the water is not recommended," Parks Canada's advisory said.

Parks Canada/Government of P.E.I.
Parks Canada/Government of P.E.I.

Parks Canada said anyone caught in a rip current should stay calm and tread water while trying to attract attention, or swim parallel to shore out of the current.

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