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Grand Strand beaches issue no swimming orders due to strong rip currents

Source: Midway Fire Rescue on Twitter Source: Midway Fire Rescue on Twitter

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – After several beach rescues, the City of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Surfside Beach have red-flagged all beaches in their limits due to strong rip currents for the rest of the day Thursday. Swimming is not allowed at any of these beaches, officials confirmed.

“Due to strong rip currents, Beach Patrol Officers and lifeguards have performed several rescues today. As a result, the beach has been red flagged for the remainder of the day,” Myrtle Beach Police’s Lt. Joey Crosby stated Thursday.

Surfside Beach Police issues a similar warning on Facebook Thursday: "Due to dangerous rip-currents lifeguards have issued a no swimming order for beaches in Surfside Beach."

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety also issued an online alert for red flag conditions.

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