Swimmers, take note of the rip current alert for waters from Miami to Palm Beach

A National Weather Service warning about a high rip current risk went into effect at 10 a.m. Sunday and will remain until 7 a.m. Monday for beaches in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas.

That means “dangerous rip currents are expected” that “can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.”

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If you head into the water after hitting the beach...

Make sure there’s a lifeguard on duty and you’re within that lifeguard’s sight.

If you get caught in a rip current, don’t swim against it. Either relax and float or swim in a direction that follows the shoreline.

If you can’t escape, call or wave for help. Face the shore if you can.