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Dangerous Currents, Beach and Water Safety


Have Fun and Be Safe at the Beach

Learning about potential hazards before hitting the water can save your life. Dangerous currents occur throughout the Great Lakes but are most frequent along Lake Michigan. Rip currents can pull a swimmer away from the shore. Swimming directly against rip currents, along piers, or breakwalls can be deadly. Also, attempting to rescue others without a flotation device can result in drowning.

- Learn about water safety tips, including how you can protect your friends and family.
- Tap into National Weather Service data about the locations of fatalities and rescues in Michigan and other areas in the region.
- Help raise awareness about the fact that children and young men are at risk.

Contact Information

Rhett Register

Michigan Sea Grant
520 E. Liberty, Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 647-0767
E-mail: rregist@umich.edu

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Natural Resources & Environment

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Michigan Sea Grant College Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor, Benton Harbor, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Holland, Leland, Ludington, Mackinac, Marquette, Muskegon, Petoskey, Sault Ste. Marie, South Haven, Traverse City

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Communications, Community Assistance, Continuing & Community, Education, Environmental, Health & Health Care, Public Lectures, Science & Research, Teacher Education / Resources