Galloway Therapy, PLLC
4624 E. 43rd Street
North Little Rock, AR 72217
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday thru Friday 8 am - 5 pm Late appointments are available upon request.
National Rip Current Awareness Week
First of all, what is a rip current and why is it important to talk about it? A rip current is an undertow or a powerful current that is channeled away from beach. On average, they cause 46 deaths per year in the US. That is a crazy statistic. So let’s “dive in” for a moment and discover what to look out for and how to handle ourselves if we ever do get pulled out to sea.
Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves. They are especially dangerous for weak swimmers or people who don’t really swim and are just out enjoying the cool blue deep. Stay at least 100 ft away from piers and jetties as there often are permanent rip currents in those places. Also keep in mind that there are more risks of them during storm or hurricane season.
If the unthinkable happens and you get caught, follow these steps:
So let’s all play a part in spreading the word. Wear a BLUE wrist band or t-shirt. Share this information on social media. It is simply not worth going to the beach for vacation with the family and losing a loved one just because it may not seem like a big deal. It never happens to us. Until it does.
Let’s Keep Swimmers Safe!!!