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Remain calm if caught in a rip current. Swim parallel to shore to get out of the current, then swim back to shore.

Surf conditions in the P.E.I. National Park are considered dangerous today, say Parks Canada officials.

Entering the water is not recommended in these conditions, they add.

Officials note that rip currents are a hazard on P.E.I. beaches.

Swimmers are advised not to panic if they get caught in a rip current, but to remain calm and swim parallel to shore to get out of the current, then swim back to shore.