(NECN: Jennifer Eagan) - As Hurricane Earl makes his way north, the already strong surf is expected to get even more dangerous along the New England coast.
Tragedy struck in Gloucester, Massachusetts on Tuesday when a man was swept off the rocks while fishing.
Officials expect conditions to become dangerous. They want to be prepared with a safety plan as Hurricane Earl heads north.
Lifeguards at beaches will have the ability to ban swimming if waters become too risky. Waves and rip currents are expected. EMTs will be on the beaches.