I have been enjoying summer visits to OIB for 15 years. I love it here, largely because it is so calm and shallow so far out. We are super careful swimmers and stay together. Though there were more waves than usual on Wednesday, the water seemed very reasonable to swim in together. Little did we know that less than half a mile from us there was a RIP tide. There was absolutely NO warning. The poor people who died there were not careless. I am very disappointed that there is no simple flag system to warn careful people of this horrible danger!!! There is NO excuse for not putting up a darned flag!!! Bless the people and their families!
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