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Tourists play in the water of the Gulf of Mexico as they summer in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
WTVM: Beaches along Alabama's Gulf Coast have reopened after being under restricted conditions following a handful of drownings.
Gulf Shores officials posted red flags on all beaches in the city on Monday, but as of Tuesday those flags have turned yellow.
The city said in a statement that water conditions might not appear life-threatening, but underlying rip currents posed a significant risk to anyone entering the gulf.
Four men from Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, and Louisiana drowned in the dangerous rip currents in a matter of 24 hours between Sunday and Monday.