Parks Canada issues dangerous surf warning for P.E.I. National Park

Published on August 11, 2014

Graphic explains a rip current


Dangerous surf conditions continue with Parks Canada issuing another warning at P.E.I. National Park.

In a news release, Parks Canada said it was recommending people not enter the water while the conditions were dangerous.

Last week a 69-year-old woman from Washington, D.C. drowned after swimming in dangerous surf conditions at a beach on the north shore on a day when there was a similar warning.

Rip currents form when waves break near the shoreline, which causes water to pile up between the waves and the beach.

When swimmers get caught in the current they can be swept offshore.

Parks Canada advises anyone who is caught in a rip current to swim parallel to the shore to get out of the current.