The cool Lake Michigan waters on a hot summer day can be irresistible but with a simple change in the winds comes a potentially dangerous situation.
Rip currents are normally thought to occur in oceans, but they happen in the Great Lakes as well. They are strong columns of water which push you away from the beach. More than 100 people every year die from drowning in rip currents.
WGNTV wants to show you what to do to get out of one. Watch the video.