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Beware: Hurricane Gaston may worsen Jersey Shore rip currents

Late August... and some Jersey shore lifeguards have left for school or a regular job. But it's prime time during the hurricane season, and the rip current risk has been heightened as a storm churns through the Atlantic.

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Holiday Sunbathers Wary After Florida Panhandle Shark Attacks
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How to recognize unsafe swimming conditions at NJ beaches

Many people will swim at their own risk at Jersey Shore beaches once lifeguards pack up for the season after the upcoming Labor Day holiday.

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Shawn Michaels
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Top Safety Tips at the Jersey Shore for a Safe Summer [LIST]

 

Here are some great safety tip reminders from the Ocean County Health Department, So you and your family can have a fun and safe summer here at the Jersey Shore ....
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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 28: A man wades into the sea for a swim on Brighton Beach on March 28, 2016 in Brighton, England. Yesterday the Met Office issued an amber warning for winds for London and south-east England as Storm Katie brings gusts of up to 105mph, causing rail and air delays and closing roads. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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How to look out for rip currents and what to do when caught in one

New Jersey beach goers beware! There are some strong rip currents offshore these days. We have some advice from an expert about preventing a tragedy when you go in the water.

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Jersey Shore beaches this year are smaller and more prone to rip currents

New Jersey's coast was delivered a one-two punch in the offseason from storms Joaquin and Jonas, tearing away a significant amount of sand from beaches.

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Ocean Sunrise, by R. Key  Townsquare Media
Ocean Sunrise, by R. Key Townsquare Media
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Beaches Without Lifeguards?

The ocean is as beautiful as it is unpredictable. That's why shore area lifeguards are urging swimmers not to venture out in unguarded waters...

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Rip Current Dangers at Jersey Shore [AUDIO]

As the weather gets hotter and more people hit the beach, New Jersey officials are warning swimmers about the dangers of rip currents.

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Rip Currents a Big Threat This Summer in NJ [AUDIO]

What's the number one killer at New Jersey beaches every summer?  Rip currents.  They lead the list of surf hazards for anyone of any age. Thousands are rescued each year while hundreds of others drown.

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Island Beach State Park (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
Island Beach State Park (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
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Six Who Saved Riptide-Trapped Swimmers Commended by DEP

Six members of the Island Beach State Park Beach Patrol who leaped into action to save four ripcurrent-besieged swimmers on the Fourth of July are singled out for praise by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin...

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Claire Antonucci with Girls Scouts
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Executive Director Claire Antonucci with Girls Scouts (Ilya Hemlin Townsquare Media NJ)
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QR Codes Teach Beach Goers About Rip Currents [VIDEO]

Rip currents are a very real and very deadly threat to swimmers along the Jersey Shore and local Girl Scout troops are doing their part to inform people about the hazards.

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