We have been in Santa Rosa Beach Florida on the panhandle. There had been two drownings and three rescues the previous week due to rip currents. The beaches were closed for two days when we got there. Life guards with their dread whistles patrolled the beach regularly to "save " us from ourselves.The second day the Walton County Sheriff drove by slowly on the beach and drawled, "Y'all be safe." Who could argue with that?