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GLIN==> Swimmers & Beach Warnings



Title: Swimmers & Beach Warnings
Beach warnings often go ignored:  Many swimmers don't understand rip currents [in the Great Lakes and coastal areas] or their deadly pull. 

See the Detroit Free Press article online:
http://www.freep.com/news/mich/drown8_20030708.htm


If caught in a rip current swim parallel to shore. For more information about Rip Currents and what to do if you are caught in one, go to http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/rip/index.html

Michigan Sea Grant Contacts:
- Ron Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant Agent
Lansing, MI: (517) 353-9568
Marquette, MI: (906)226-3687 Phone/Fax
Email: kinnunen@msue.msu.edu

- Guy Meadows, Professor & Researcher, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI: 734 764-5235
Email: gmeadows@umich.edu

High-resolution photos available upon request.  Contact Michigan Sea Grant communications, elzblap@umich.edu or daverb@umich.edu.

Michigan Sea Grant is involved with the Mackinac County Water Safety Review Team, conducting education about rip currents in northern Lake Michigan.  Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University in Great Lakes research, education and outreach. It is supported by the NOAA/National Sea Grant College Program.
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Elizabeth LaPorte, Communications Director
Michigan Sea Grant College Program
(734) 647-0767 | Fax: (734) 647-0768 | www.miseagrant.umich.edu
Michigan Sea Grant, One Great Lakes Plaza, 401 East Liberty Street, Suite 330, Ann Arbor, MI  48104-2298