Rip Current Risk Is High At Area Beaches

Summerlike temperatures, rip currents and no lifeguards on duty pre-season added up to a risky combination at Maryland and Delaware beaches.

Ocean City Police Sunday pleaded with visitors and locals to stay out of the water. The Fire Department said there were several rescues from the ocean.

One swimmer in distress at 5th Street was spotted lying face down in the ocean. That person was reported to be in critical condition at Atlantic General Hospital.

The National Weather Service and Accuweather predict a high risk of rip currents again today into this evening.

Lifeguards will not be on patrol until this Saturday in Ocean City.