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Tybee Island officials say conditions optimal for rip currents

Tybee Island Ocean Rescue is now flying red flags due to multiple rip currents. Stay out of the water! (Source: WTOC) Tybee Island Ocean Rescue is now flying red flags due to multiple rip currents. Stay out of the water! (Source: WTOC)
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TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Officials are concerned about dangerous rip currents in Tybee Island over Memorial Day weekend.

The city is urging all beachgoers to pay attention to the lifeguard flag colors and only swim in guarded areas. 

Yellow flags mean the conditions are optimal for the development of rip currents and larger than normal waves.

Red flags mean rip currents have been spotted and you should avoid the water until conditions improve.

Tybee Island Ocean Rescue is now flying red flags due to multiple rip currents. Stay out of the water!

It is important to remember: If you get caught in a rip current, DON'T panic.

Swim parallel with the shore until you are out of the rip, and then swim towards shore.

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