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State orders beach remained closed due to rip tides

July 23, 2018

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — An environmental agency is Rhode Island is ordering the continued closure of a state beach due to dangerous surf conditions, and limited swimming at several other state beaches.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has advised people to stay out of the water at Misquamicut Beach, and knee deep swimming only at Charlestown Breachway, East Beach and East Matunuck Beach. Concerns come Monday due to continued rip tides.

The agency posted an advisory on Sunday evening, saying that swells and rip tides between four and six feet were expected.

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