Anne Hathaway Gets Caught In A Riptide In Hawaii
Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman were vacationing in Oahu, Hawaii, when the actress reportedly found herself in the middle of a rip tide and unable to escape undertow’s force.
Hathaway, was said to be screaming for help when the harrowing incident took place.
A surfer saw the actress struggling to fight the current immediately kicked into rescue mode and swam out to help her escape the treacherous rip current.
Hathaway’s husband, actor Adam Shulman reportedly witnessed the frightening ordeal,
The 31-year-old reportedly escaped the current with just a scraped foot.
Escaping a riptide: A swimmer caught in a rip current should not attempt to swim back to shore directly against the rip. This risks exhaustion and drowning. It is pointless trying to fight against a rip current because the rip current will always win. A rip does not pull a swimmer under water; it simply carries the swimmer away from the shore and out to sea in a narrow channel of water.
About: A Riptide is a strong channel of water flowing seaward from near the shore, typically through the surf line. second (1–2 feet per second), and can be as fast as 2.5 metres per second (8 feet per second), which is faster than any human swimmer.
Riptides can occur in any body of water that has wave action.
A riptide occurs when wind and waves push water toward the shore, that water is often forced sideways by the oncoming waves. This water streams along the shoreline until it finds an exit back to the sea or open lake water. The resulting rip current is usually narrow and located in a trench between sandbars, under piers or along jetties.
A common misconception is that ordinary undertow or even rip currents are strong enough to pull someone under the surface of the water; in reality the current is strongest at the surface. This strong surface flow tends to damp incoming waves, leading to the illusion of a particularly calm part of the sea, which may possibly lure some swimmers into the area.
The off-shore path taken by a rip current can be demonstrated by placing colored dye at the start of a current at the shoreline.
Rip currents are stronger when the surf is rough (such as during high onshore winds, or when a strong hurricane is far offshore) or when the tide is low.
They can move to different locations on a beach break, up to tens of metres (a few hundred feet) a day.
They can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including oceans, seas, and large lakes.