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Ocean Rescue

Ocean Rescue reports low number of saves despite hurricane

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videoOcean Rescue reports an extremely low number of rescues after hurricane Arthur. Thousands of people made plans to head down to the beaches to celebrate this weekend, but many were concerned about the hurricane. Full story...
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Surfers save swimmer at Wrightsville Beach

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videoScary and lucky moments for a swimmer in Wrightsville beach Wednesday. Charles Crews said he learned just how strong rip currents can be and what it feels like to be caught in one. Full story...
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Crews suspend search for missing swimmer in Kure Beach

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video Rescue efforts are in place off the shores of Kure Beach, searching for a missing swimmer. Full story...
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VA. firefighter, cop honored for rescuing mother, son during Holden Beach vacation

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video A firefighter and police officer who rescued a mother and son from the ocean near Holden Beach, got recognition in their home down of Roanoke, Virginia. Full story...
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Girl rescued from surf at Carolina Beach

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videoA day in the water turned scary for one family on vacation in Carolina Beach. Witnesses say a girl was struggling to swim in the rough water. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue wins overall championship at the 2013 US Lifesaving Association Competition

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A contingent of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue team members turned in a remarkable performance to capture the overall championship at the 2013 United States Lifesaving Association’s South Atlantic Regional Competition. Full story...
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Two rescued from the Shallotte Inlet after boat capsizes

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videoTwo people are safe after they were rescued by the Coast Guard in the Shallotte Inlet when their boat capsized Sunday. Full story...
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Intoxicated swimmers rescued at Wrightsville Beach, Coast Guard hopes it's not a sign of things to come

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videoAn early morning swim turned dangerous at Wrightsville Beach. The man rescued was reportedly naked and somewhat intoxicated, but in good health, and was taken into custody by New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies. Full story...
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Rip currents impact beachgoers and business

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The ocean can be a deadly place when hurricanes in the Atlantic kick up heavy surf and cause rip currents. signs were posted and red flags flew high along Carolina Beach on Sunday alerting people of the risk. Full story...
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Carolina Beach swimmer doesn't return to shore

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The search continued Saturday night for a missing swimmer, last seen off of Carolina Beach. Crews from all over our area, even Georgia and South Carolina, began searching, both in the water and from the air. Full story...
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