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Bathers warned of strong rip current along the coast

The NSRI expects the strong tides to continue for at least another week.

FILE: Scores of bathers are expected at beaches in towns along the coast this festive season. Picture: Freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - As the Full Moon Spring tide reaches its peak today, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is warning of strong rip current along the coast that pose a risk to bathers.

The organisation expects the strong tides to continue for at least another week.

Scores of bathers are expected at beaches in towns along the coast this festive season.

The NSRI's Craig Lambinon said, "We ask you not to panic, you are going to find yourself being swept out faster than you can swim back to shore, simply stay afloat using your arms and legs in circular movements treading water. Keep your head above water, as difficult as it sound, let the current take you out to sea."

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