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Swimmer pulled from ocean off Kure Beach

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videoKure Beach Ocean Rescue had to pull a man from the surf this morning. One of the officers who responded said it happened at 11:18 a.m. near the 1100 block of South Fort Fisher Blvd. Full story...
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10th Annual Pier to Pier swim race

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videoSaturday was the 10th Annual Pier to Pier swim race in Wrightsville beach. The course is 1.7 miles long starting at Crystal Pier ending at Johnnie Mercer's Pier swimming into the current. Full story...
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3-year-old rescued from ocean

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videoNorth Topsail Beach emergency officials rescued a three-year-old boy out of the ocean this afternoon. Full story...
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Former Laney swimmer wins national title

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Former Laney High swimmer Stephen Coetzer grew up in South Africa. On Friday Coetzer won a national swimming title in his native country. Coetzer is a rising senior at NC State University. Full story...
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Coast Guard says drownings are up in 5th District

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The US Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. Full story...
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Rip currents big concern as Arthur approaches, passes

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videoAlong with tropical storms comes a higher rip current risk. Higher winds increase wave frequency creating stronger currents, which make the ocean dangerous for swimmers. Full story...
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Search area expands for swimmer missing since May 31

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The search continues for a swimmer missing from Carolina Beach since last week. Ocean Rescue Capt. Simon Sanders says Brunswick County's Air One is scheduled to do another fly over tomorrow. Full story...
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Search continues for body of swimmer missing since Saturday

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videoThe search continues for the body of a swimmer who went missing Saturday at Carolina Beach. Now the SABLE and Brunswick County Sheriff's helicopters have joined in the search. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Search for swimmer off Carolina Beach continues

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videoMultiple agencies continue recovery efforts for 24 year-old Terrance Christopher Miller lost swimming off Carolina Beach. CB Ocean Rescue says Miller was overtaken by a rip current in about 8-10 ft of water just before 5:30 PM Saturday. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach lifeguards back to work, hoping for safe summer

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videoWrightstville Beach lifeguards are back at their posts for summer. Full story...
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Wilmington city pools open Saturday, Memorial Day

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videoMemorial Day weekend means it's time to make a splash. Wilmington's city pools and the Northside Splash Pad are opening up so you can cool off. 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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Former Laney swimmer earns honorable mention All-American status

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The 2014 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship concluded on Saturday night. Laney graduate Stephen Coetzer earned honorable mention All-American status for his performance in the 200 backstroke. Coetzer is a junior at NC State. As a team NC State finished in 15th at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship. That was the highest finish among the ACC schools. Full story...
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Former Laney swimmer heads to NCAA's with NC State Wolfpack

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videoFormer Laney Buccaneer Stephen Coetzer is about to make a big splash on the national stage. The NC State junior is headed to the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship in Texas with his Wolfpack teammates. Full story...
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New Hanover grad wraps up collegiate swimming career at the NCAA's

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videoNew Hanover graduate Cari Blalock will make her final splash in the pool for the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship. This is Blalock's 16th year of competitive swimming. In a way she's never been so close to the finish line. Full story...
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