Lifeguards are busy rescuing and educating beachgoers on rip tide dangers. Photo: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: Spike in Bay-Region Beach Rescues

At mid-Atlantic beaches this summer, lifeguards are having to make an alarming number of water rescues. In Ocean City, Maryland, rescues are well outpacing last year’s due to rip tides. A witness we spoke to saw a pre-teen girl’s life saved before his eyes.

Cheryl Costello talks to the resort town’s longtime Beach Patrol captain about what may be behind the surge in rescues, and how to stay alert.