The City of Long Beach has released a nine-minute video to warn school children of the dangers of swimming in areas with no lifeguards in an attempt to prevent another tragedy.
The public service announcement follows the death last summer of a New York City girl who was killed during a class trip.
City manager Charles Theofan said educating children of the dangers of the ocean before they get to the beach could save lives.
The video, which features local children, lifeguards, parents and police, was directed by local Long Beach residents.
It notes that dangerous rip currents are often difficult to see, and offers advice on how to cope with them.
The video, financed by a $10,000 grant, was sent to schools on Long Island and in New York City last month.
With Associated Press.