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Beach Safety


This is a question asked a lot these days. Not all beaches test for bacteria. Not all beaches have life guards or lifesaving facilities. There are some things that you need to know before you head for a swim in Lake Huron. Below is some information that will help you and your family enjoy the lake safely.



Rip Currents


Rip Currents, (also known, incorrectly, as undertow or rip tides) are a dangerous phenomenon that many people know exist, but don't know much about. Rip currents can occur on most beaches, and particularly around piers.

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Rip Currents

Fact Sheet

Safe Day at

the Beach

Related Links

Canadian Lifesaving Society


NOAA (US site) - Rip Current Safety

Educate people about rip currents: expert

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound

Monday, May 30, 2016