Monday, February 13, 2012

Rip Currents....

Please be informed about
Rip Currents
I found this great youtube by Surf Life Saving & UNSW.

Our 16yr old son had a frightening experience yesterday
with a Rip at our local beach, Fortunately he is safe but needed to be rescued and we were so thankful to the body boarder who helped him out. Tragedy was avoided and lessons were learnt.

Learning how to read the water and spot rip currents when swimming
on Australian Beaches is such an important life skill,  The beaches are
so beautiful and the last thing you want to do is avoid them.
But knowing how to spot a rip is one lesson we all should learn.

~ Gillian ♥ 


Heather - The Good Life said...

So glad to hear your son is OK. Thinking of you. Heather

Fruitful Fusion said...

Oh no! That must have been such a fright. So glad he's ok!

Laura (TLN) said...

So glad things turned out ok!!!!

Just-Do said...

What an awful experience, both for your son as for you! Good to hear he's okay now.

**Anne** said...

Oh Gillian, what an awful fright for your son and your family. So glad he is SAFE. Thanks for the link.
Take care,
Anne xx

Maya Kuzman said...

Quite informative - thank you for sharing this. When at the seaside our family gets into plenty of activities into the water so this is really important to know.
Glad your son is OK!

Hillery said...

Oh my goodness. Glad he's fine, Gillian. What a scare.

hooksandyarns said...

Oh wow - so glad to hear that your son is alright. Have a good, relaxing day :)