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Beach Safety

Beach Safety


All this month we will be sharing tips on how to be safe while enjoying many outdoor activities this summer!

Summer is peeking around the corner and many people are heading to the beach. This week we wanted to share tips on how to be safe while enjoying the sun & sand!

The Red Cross has tips on what to do when faced with being caught in a rip current:

– Stay calm, don’t fight the current
– Swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current
– If you are able, turn and swim to shore
– If you are unable, draw attention by yelling & waving

They also offer other beach safety tips such as:

– Young children & inexperienced swimmers should wear US Coast Guard-approved life jackets. Other types of flotation devices should be used by experienced swimmers only.

– Don’t dive into unknown water headfirst, always protect your neck. Jump in feet first to begin with until you know the depth and have an idea of what obstructions there are.

– Keep an eye on children and elderly persons, even in shallow water.

– Watch out for aquatic life, steer clear of patches of plants and DO NOT touch any animals you come across.

The city of Holland has implemented a new program to let people know when it’s safe to enter the water, check out the video here.


Contact Us!

At Marsilje & Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at marsiljeins@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

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