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by daisymax Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 9:27 AM

I'm planning a trip to Rio in in the beginning of May. I've been told that it's too dangerous to swim in the sea at this time of year due to the currents. Is this true? Thanks for any replies!

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    RE: The beach

    by AlbuqRay Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 10:23 AM

    I think you want to ask this question in the Brazil forum rather than the Bolivia forum.

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    RE: RE: The beach

    by robine Online Now Jan 29, 2006 at 11:36 AM

    No - there are currents, at all times of the year,but red flags signal whenever it's too dangerous (or polluted) to swim. The water will be chilly, though!

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    RE: The beach

    by Lady_Disdain Online Now Feb 2, 2006 at 11:14 AM

    The lifeguards will put up flags to indicate currents (white if it is safe or red if it's not). There is good infrastructure and drowning is not a problem. Ocasionally, someone will swim out too far or have some other problem, so a helicopter will fish them out in a huge net. Quite humiliating, specially as the local news will want to interview the person afterwards!

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