HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Authorities are urging the public to exercise caution while swimming in the ocean following Hurricane Isaias.
According to HCPD, beach patrol units are seeing an increase of groundswells Tuesday.
Groundswells are strong and fast waves that travel long distances.
“Amateur swimmers and children should steer clear to reduce the risk of getting swept out,” a tweet from HCPD stated.
Police added that the water off the coast remains active and unpredictable. They’re asking beachgoers to stay in water no higher than their knees.
The HCPD Beach Patrol has jet skis in the water to help with scanning for swimmers who are in distress.