- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials are warning beachgoers to be careful in rough surf whipped up by the stormy weather that’s covered much of Florida for the past few days.

In Daytona Beach, forecasters say rip currents combined with large breaking waves of up to 7 feet may make swimming in the Atlantic Ocean dangerous on Sunday.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (https://bit.ly/1Rxya9Q ) reports a high surf advisory is in place until 4 p.m. along the central Florida coastline and the high rip current threat lasts until 7 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say it’s best to stay in water below the knees. If possible, avoid the surf entirely.

But, if you do get caught up in a rip current, lifeguards stress remaining calm, yelling for help and swimming parallel to the shore until you can get back to the beach.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, https://www.news-journalonline.com

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