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Baldwin County beaches wave double red flags

(IMAGE: WPMI) If you do get in the water you could be fined or arrested.
(IMAGE: WPMI) If you do get in the water you could be fined or arrested.

Unusual conditions on Baldwin County beaches prompted beach safety officials to erect double red flags.

“3-5 foot waves, lots of rip currents, lots of east to west currents” said Morgan Shepherd, battalion chief of beach safety.

It’s enough to pose danger to even experienced swimmers.

“This morning we went ahead and posted double red flags this morning essentially closing the water to all swimming activities,” he explained.

Even just dipping your toes.

“There were some kids on the beach just in to their ankles and it looked like they were going to get sucked under,” one woman told us.

Lifeguards patrolled to make sure people complied.

“We have four roving patrols, the guys in the towers, they are getting down and walking the shore area and just talking to people,” said Shepherd.

If you do get in the water you could be fined or arrested.