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Jul 29, 2015 9:11 AM

Lifeguards rescue beachgoers caught in rip currents

The Associated Press

HAMPTON BEACH — Lifeguards at a beach in New Hampshire rescued several beachgoers who got caught in rip currents.

They say at least five children and two adults were helped back to shore at Hampton Beach on Tuesday. Officials say no one was in critical danger.

Leland Brennan, assistant chief of the Hampton Beach lifeguards, says these were the first assists back to shore by a Hampton Beach lifeguard since June 20.

Officials say a strong northeast wind kicked up waves, causing many to get caught in rip currents. No one was injured.

Beach patrol Capt. Pat Murphy says lifeguards have made 79 rescues this summer before Tuesday.


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