A rip current is on average 15 to 30 meters wide and can flow up to 100 meters into the sea, at a speed of up to 10 km per hour. That’s faster than an Olympic swimmer!
Rip current can quickly drag you away from the shore out to deeper water.
They arise, for example, near the shore where sandbanks are formed. They are also often found around river mouths and man-made structures like piers, platforms, and bridges.
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