CORVALLIS, Ore – People playing on Oregon beaches or swimming in the surf risk injury, or worse, from hazards that many don’t recognize: sneaky rip currents and dangerous rolling logs.

The Oregon Sea Grant program at Oregon State University has developed two short videos on these safety topics and made them available online so anyone can view them. The videos cover the nature of the risks and how to avoid or respond to them.

Beach location footage, animations, and interviews with experts combine to develop the safety messages.

The videos can be found online at

The videos would be particularly useful for hotels, motels, campgrounds, parks and other facilities where beach visitors congregate. Both videos are on a single DVD, “Beach Safety Basics,” which is available for $6.95 plus $2 shipping and handling, from Oregon Sea Grant, 322 Kerr Administration Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331. Order ORESU-V-07-003. Toll-free ordering: 800-375-9360.

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