Rip Tides Reported At Area Beaches

Yellow flags up in Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights, Spring Lake and other beaches along the Jersey Shore

Local beach patrols are urging ocean bathers to use caution since rip currents have been reported at beaches along the Jersey Shore.

The Ship Bottom Beach Patrol reported that a Northeast wind is causing some rip currents, creating some inconvenience for people who were looking for calmer waters.

In Seaside Heights, red flags are flying, although bathers are being allowed to enter the shallow water, according to the beach patrol.

The Spring Lake Beach Patrol and lifeguards and beachgoers at other beaches are reporting that conditions are similar at Ocean County and Monmouth County beaches. Yellow and red flags were up at area beaches.

On the Jersey Shore Hurricane News website, beachgoers reported "very heavy currents on LBI especially around 55th. People getting knocked around all over the place."

They also reported seeing yellow flags at beaches in Point Pleasant Beach and Brick.

Anthony August 26, 2012 at 07:53 PM
This just in, reports of sand and water also at area beaches
ariah moyer August 27, 2012 at 01:05 AM


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