Rip Currents, commonly called rip currents, kill more people annually than hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning combined. The latest statistics from USLA (United States Lifesaving Association) reported, that during the year 2007 there were a total of 106 drowning deaths and 52 of these were caused by rip currents.
Rip Currents move persons at speeds of up to five miles per hour into deeper water. Even the strongest swimmers may find themselves powerless against the force of a rip current. Rescuers often also get caught in their grip and drown while attempting to save the life of someone that has been caught in a rip current. This is what happened to Giankarlo in May 27, 2007 while staying at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. It was a beautiful, sunny Memorial day weekend. What started as a fun day at the beach ended with his tragic death. Giankarlo got caught in a rip current trying to rescue two young girls whose mother was shouting needed help and Giankarlo lost his life attempting to help them. The Giankarlo Squicimari Foundation has been created to spread the message about the dangers of rip currents and to create awareness on the need to provide Florida beach goers with standardized safety measures designed to prevent drownings.
May 8, 2010
Childrens Trust Fund Family Expo
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May 22, 2010
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June 5th, 2010
Beach Walk for the Rip Current Awareness Week
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June 22th, 2010
Rip Current Awareness Week Proclamation
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Febuary 18, 2010

Sun Sentinal

  Scientists visit beach where rip currents claimed lives
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