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* Many college students visit the beach during Spring Break and will be swimming in the ocean. Which of the following is the best course of action if you are caught by a rip tide while swimming?

Example of a Riptide

Yell for help, and try to swim in the opposite direction of the rip tide until you  reach shore

Hold your breath, try to float, and allow the rip tide to naturally cease

Calmly swim in the opposite direction of the current until you reach shore

Swim parallel to the shoreline until out of the riptide, then diagonally toward shore