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Lifeguards talk ocean safety as swell builds from tropical systems

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue reminds folks about rip current safety as tropical systems elevated risk for them this week.
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20 ocean rescues reported in Wrightsville Beach, one transported

An increased swell and a higher risk for rip currents had lifeguards a little busy Saturday with about 20 rescues reported from WBOR.
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1 month ago
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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue takes top title in regional competition

WBOR recently competed against more than 200 lifeguards to win first place in a competition.
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3 months ago
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Dermatologists to check lifeguards’ skin for free

Wrightsville Beach lifeguards will soon hit the stands but first some dermatologists want to get them checked out.
Volunteers from the Wilmington Cape Fear Rotary Club and staff from the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher install rescue tubes along the beach in Fort Fisher. (Photo: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher)
1 year ago
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Donation aims to make beach safer at Fort Fisher

Beach visitors have a new tool to help them save a life when lifeguards aren't around at Fort Fisher.
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1 year ago
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Kure Beach hiring more than 30 lifeguards for beach season

With beach season almost here, Kure Beach is looking to hire more than 30 new lifeguards.
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1 year ago
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Kure Beach hosts lifeguard tryouts next two Saturdays

With beach season quickly approaching, Kure Beach is looking to round out its team of lifeguards.
Surf contest held to raise money for Pleasure Island lifeguards.
1 year ago
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Surfing to raise money for Pleasure Island lifeguards

Tony Silvagni Surf School hosted a surf contest on Halmet Avenue in Carolina Beach and contestants were surfing for a life-saving cause.
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Coastal town leaders push for lifeguard liability limits

Coastal town leaders want new legislation to employ lifeguards with limited liability. Brunswick County Commissioners have voted to send a resolution to lawmakers asking for new legislation regarding the issue.
Surf camp instructors save swimmers
2 years ago
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Surf camp instructors save swimmers

Some swimmers are lucky to be alive tonight, thanks to some surf instructors from Topsail Beach. What happened can only be described as heroic, but if you ask them it was all in a day's work.