Assemblywoman Melissa Miller is joining members of the Atlantic Beach Rescue Squad for its public safety awareness campaign, “Break the Grip of the Rip,” regarding the dangers of rip tides. Recently in Long Beach, a 31-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy drowned on separate occasions after being caught in the rip tide. These incidents are what sparked the Atlantic Beach Rescue Squad’s campaign which warns people to not swim alone and how to swim out of a rip tide should you be caught in one.
“Even the most experienced swimmer can be caught off guard by a dangerous rip tide,” said Miller. “This is why it is so important to never swim alone and to learn what to do should you be caught in a rip tide. With our communities facing two devastating losses recently, it is with a heavy heart that I join this campaign, but I hope by doing so we can spread more awareness and save lives.”