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.
The UNCW Seahawk men's swim team finished third on Saturday. The 13-year run as conference champions comes to an end as William & Mary captured its first CAA title in the sport. The UNCW’s women’s team finished sixth as Towson earned its third consecutive conference title.
Former Laney swimmer Stephen Coetzer helped lead NC State to their 25th ACC title on Saturday, but it was the first ACC title in men's swimming for the Wolfpack in 23 years. Coetzer finished in 5th place in the 200 yard backstroke on Saturday after accumulating points on the other nights of the championship meet as well.
NC State swimmer Stephen Coetzer represented South Africa as a member of its national team at the 2014 Short Course World Championships. Coetzer is a Laney High graduate.
Kure 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.
Saturday 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.
North Topsail Beach emergency officials rescued a three-year-old boy out of the ocean this afternoon.
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.
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.
Along with tropical storms comes a higher rip current risk.
Higher winds increase wave frequency creating stronger currents, which make the ocean dangerous for swimmers.