Patch talked to a few local lifeguards about how to stay safe if you're caught in a riptide, and even did a live demonstration of what to do.

We've all seen the signs at the beach warning us about riptides, but seeing an actual person out there, getting pulled by the current and struggling to swim against it highlights just how dangerous it could be.

Be safe out there!

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