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Lifegurds urge swimmers to use caution in rip currents

Yellow flags were flying high at Pensacola Beach, to indicate rough surf.

Yesterday, May 31st, there was a total of 18 water rescues with similar conditions.
Lifeguards say swimmers need to be more cautious of the rip currents than the strong waves,

It's estimated 80% of rescues happen because someone gets caught in a rip current.
The safest place to swim in the Gulf is near the lifeguards.