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This Ain't No Swimming Pool

On Friday, Southampton Town unveiled a new brochure warning local swimmers about dangerous rip tides that pose a threat to beachgoers each summer, particularly those unfamiliar with the water. One official, believing that the Atlantic Ocean has been deceiving tourists in past years, claimed, "People think, 'I rented this house for the summer. This is like a swimming pool...'." So remember, safety first. And that rather large body of water on the other side of the dunes has more than just a deep end to contend with. [Newsday]