Massachusetts has seen a rash of drownings this year and now a warning is being issued at a local beach.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation is warning the public of dangerous rip currents at Horseneck Beach State Reservation in the Town of Westport and Salisbury Beach in the Town of Salisbury.
DCR lifeguards are on duty seven days per week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Yellow flags are posted at both beaches warning visitors.
DCR urges all visitors to coastal beaches to swim cautiously, within their skill limits, and to try using the buddy system whenever possible. If a visitor is caught in a rip current, they should swim across the current – parallel to the beach – and not try to swim against the current. Keep a close eye on children and never let them swim alone.