Rescuers intervene as powerful rip currents drain two into the ocean at popular South Carolina beaches

Two swimmers were swept into the sea by a rip current on April 24, before being rescued off the island of Palms, South Carolina, officials said.

Discovered by an employee of the National Weather Service outside of work Rip current around 6 pm Reported to Charleston’s NWS office.

Isle of Palms Fire Department and Police Department, Charleston County EMS, Charleston County Rescue Team responded to reports Rip current According to WCIV.

According to the NWS, the two swimmers were rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment. Those conditions have not been clarified.

According to the State Oceanic Administration, rip currents are “powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water.”

The NWS reported that this current was 10 to 20 feet wide and about 100 feet long.

Swimmers can be drawn into rip currents Quickly from the shore, According to NOS. The most important thing if you get caught up in the flow is not to panic.

“The best way to escape a rip current is to swim parallel to the shore, not towards the shore, as most rip currents are less than 80 feet wide,” NOS said on the page. It describes the rip current. “Since the rip current stays near the shore and usually dissipates across the line of breaking waves, swimmers can also carry the current into the ocean until it weakens.”

According to NOS, swimmers need to keep breathing, keep their heads above the surface of the water, and save energy by not fighting the forces of the flow.

The Isle of Palms is about 127 miles southeast of Colombia.

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