Rip currents kept St. Johns County emergency workers busy over the weekend

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – St. Johns County Fire Rescue and Marine Rescue conducted 2 dozen rescues over the weekend. Rip currents threatened ocean swimmers and emergency crews are urging use of extreme caution when entering the water.

On Monday, the St. Johns County beaches will have yellow flags up due to the rip current threat.

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The first thing to do if you’re caught in a rip current is signal for help, but the key is to not panic. If you can, swim parallel to the shore to get out of the rip current and then diagonally toward the beach, ducking under the bigger waves.

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