15 people were rescued yesterday due to rip currents that pulled them further into the seas at Haeundae beach.
According to Haeundae Beach management officials and local firefighters, a report was received at around 1:40 pm yesterday that 15 people were swept into the seas when a rip current occurred.
A rip is a strong, localized, and narrow current of water which moves directly away from the shore, cutting through the lines of breaking waves like a river running out to sea. A rip current is strongest and fastest nearest the surface of the water.
Fortunately, the waves weren’t that high meaning the victims did not get carried too far into the seas.