Gulf Shores yellow-flag conditions

Arts & Life
10:20 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Body of 4th Drowning Victim Found Off Gulf Coast

Beaches in Gulf Shores were re-opened Tuesday under yellow-flag conditions.

An Alabama city closed all of its beaches after four men drowned in dangerous rip currents in the Gulf of Mexico since Sunday.

   Gulf Shores officials on Monday posted double red flags on all beaches in the city, meaning that extremely hazardous conditions are present and all waters are closed to the public.

   The city said in a statement that water conditions might not appear life-threatening, but underlying rip currents posed a significant risk to anyone entering the Gulf.

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