Tips for staying safe at the beach this holiday weekend amid Hurricane Arthur causing strong rip currents

Lifeguards say the waves can quickly pull you

Lifeguards say the waves can quickly pull you out to sea even as you try your best to swim back to shore. (July 4, 2014 6:37 PM)

Hurricane Arthur's big waves and dangerous rip tides may have cast a cloud over the Fourth of July, but many Brooklyn residents went to the beach anyway.

The New York City Parks Department asked swimmers to spend the day only in areas monitored by lifeguards.

Rip currents can be strong enough to pull adults back out to sea as they swim for the shore.

The forecast looks sunnier...

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