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Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Deadly currents

MARLBOROUGH

It's been exactly a year since a Marlborough man and a Worcester man died in a rip current at Hampton Beach, N.H. And New Hampshire lifeguards are taking steps to prevent similar tragedies.

Carlos Reyes, 35, of Marlborough, and Alex Tapia Lopez, 26, of Worcester, died trying to save Reyes's stepson.

This year, the Globe reports this morning, lifeguards are starting to fly red flags to warn swimmers of the dangerous currents -- and if you don't get out of the water, lifeguards can call the police.

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