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Myrtle Beach under red flag warning due to threat of rip currents

(Source: WMBF News) (Source: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - All beaches in the City of Myrtle Beach are under a red flag warning Monday due to the high risk of rip currents, according to Captain David Knipes with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

The Beach Patrol Section advised that the beaches were at red flag status at about 12:56 p.m. Monday. Police will advise if there are any changes to this status.

A red flag warning indicates there is a high risk of strong currents and rip currents, and beach-goers should stay out of the ocean.

WMBF News has reached out to the county government and other city and town governments in the area to determine if red flag warnings have been issued at other area beaches.

Find out how to spot a rip current, and what to do if you find yourself in one.

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