Beach Safety Directory
Most vacations to the beach result in an enjoyable time with family or friends, but would you know what to do if an emergency were to happen? At the beach, there are dangers to be aware of -- drowning, rip currents, jellyfish, sharks, and sunburn, to name a few. These are rare, but it's best to be prepared. In addition to using good judgment when swimming in the ocean and using sunscreen to prevent sun poisoning, there are steps you can take to increase your security. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to prevent or treat surfside accidents and emergencies.
Riding Out Rip Currents
Stay safe at the beach! WebMD explains rip currents and what do to if you get caught in one.
WebMD explains shark bites and how they are treated.
First Aid for Drowning in Children
Learn the steps to take for a drowning emergency.
Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer
Spending too much time in the sun gives you wrinkles and makes you more likely to get skin cancer.
Rip Current No. 1 Beach Danger
More than eight out of 10 beach drownings and lifeguard rescues are due to rip currents.
Beach Safety 101
Experts offer advice for a safe day at the beach.
Act Now for Hurricane Safety
Have a good plan prepared when hurricanes threaten your area.
Staying Safe in the Surf
Here are 10 things you'll need for a safe time at the beach.