Sun, sand and surf. Just because we're having fun doesn't mean we can forget about safety. Rip currents account for 80 percent of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don't know what to do. Learn to stay safe with Bondi Rescue.
account for 80 percent of beach rescues
If you can:WAVE
If you are a good swimmerSWIM
to shore until you've cleared
the pull of the rip current
If you do happen to be
caught in a rip current
If you try to fight the rip current
and swim against it, you'll just
get worn out
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From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, 291 people died from drowning in Australian waterways and a further 685 people drowned but luckily, did not die. To stay safe at the beach, always be mindful of FLAGS:
Find the flags
Always swim between the red and yellow flags as they represent the safest place to swim.
Look at the safety signs
Safety signs help identify beach dangers.
Ask a lifeguard for safety advice
Conditions can change quickly so talk to a lifesaver before entering the water.
Go swimming with a friend
Look out for each other and get help if needed.
Stick your hand up for help
Stay calm if you get in trouble and raise your arm if you're struggling in the surf.
How to survive a rip
King tides and high surf
Always swim between the flags
Following safety instructions
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