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.
Shark Bite Treatment
WebMD explains first aid steps for a shark bite.
Find out how to rescue someone in danger of drowning and what to do once they're safely out of the water.
Are Shark Attacks on the Rise?
In recent years, it seems shark attacks have been making headlines more than ever. Are the oceans getting more dangerous?
Staying Safe at the Beach
From the days when Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello made waves in movies such as Beach Party and Beach Blanket Bingo, we have all idealized beach fun and games.
Beach Safety 101
Experts offer advice for a safe day at the beach.
Rip Current No. 1 Beach Danger
More than eight out of 10 beach drownings and lifeguard rescues are due to rip currents.