Take care at spring tide NSRI

2009-12-30 09:47


Bathers and anglers should exercise extreme caution during the

spring tide which peaks at Thursday’s full moon, the National Sea Rescue

Institute said on Wednesday.

“Extremely strong rip currents will prevail over the next five to

seven days particularly during the high tides’ return to low tide twice a day,”

said spokesman Craig Lambinon.

Spring tides occurred twice a month, at full moon and again at new

moon, and lasted a few days before and after the event, he said.

Spring tide rip currents had been known to sweep people off their

feet while standing in ankle-deep water at beaches.

“We are concerned that this spring tide peak arrives smack in the

middle of the New Year festivities, a time when more people will be at our

beaches than normal,” Lambinon said.

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