From WSJ Staff Reports
Rip currents can sweep even the most experienced swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Rip currents are especially likely near piers, jetties, and other structures. Please avoid swimming near structures, piers, or jetties. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don’t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.