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High risk for dangerous rip currents along Long Island, New Jersey shores

Posted at 7:49 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 07:54:13-04

TRENTON, N.J. — Swimmers are being urged to use caution along the shores of New Jersey and Long Island.

The National Weather Service says there is a high risk for rip currents through Monday evening. Forecasters say the currents will be dangerous to anyone entering the surf.

Experts advise swimmers caught in the current to float and swim in the direction following the shoreline until out of its grip.

Officials also say no one should go swimming at beaches when lifeguards are not on duty.