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Rip Currents

Hurricane Arthur brings curiosity to the beaches

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video The first effects of hurricane Arthur in our area were felt in Brunswick County. 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 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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Correctional officer honored for Kure Beach rescue

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videoA Kure Beach hero has been honored for saving a life. Memorial Day weekend a correctional officer on vacation helped save a man from drowning. Full story...
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Atlanta man recounts almost drowning last week at Ocean Isle Beach

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At this point, I was wearing out fast. I felt hot, my heart rate greatly accelerated, and I was getting really lightheaded. It was getting virtually impossible to even keep afloat. I then noticed how far the current had now pulled us out and I was starting to feel defeated. Full story...
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Drowning victim's memorial service Monday

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A memorial service will be held for the North Carolina judge who drowned while trying to rescue others off a Brunswick County beach. Full story...
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Swimmer drowns at Holden Beach on 4th of July; high rip risk in Brunswick Co.

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A man is dead after drowning yesterday at Holden Beach. It marks the fourth drowning this week along the Brunswick County coast, as the risk for rip currents remains high. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rip current rescue caught on camera

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videoCaught on camera ONLY ON 3, while WWAY's Holden Kurwicki was out at Fort Fisher today shooting video, lifeguards sprang into action. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Film crew helps save two Carolina Beach swimmers

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videoSwirl Films, a local production company, put the cameras down Wednesday afternoon to help save two lives at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Dozens rescued from rip currents in Carolina Beach

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video With summer well underway and so many headed out to the beach, rip currents continue to be a major threat to swimmers. Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue says lifeguards have had their hands full, with nearly 40 assists and rescues from rip currents on Tuesday alone. Full story...
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Folks say they'd rather be safe than sorry when it comes to rip currents

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video In Carolina Beach, summer is here and many people are making their way to the beach. But some folks say the threat of rip currents is keeping them from getting in the water. Full story...
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Red flags fly at area beaches as Katia churns out at sea

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Lifeguards put up red flags today meaning "No Swimming." They also advised swimmers to follow the rule of "knee deep is too deep." Full story...
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Rip current risk up, number of lifeguards down this weekend

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video Friday waves were already crashing into Johnny Mercer's Pier at Wrightsville Beach, and the waves and the rip current risk this weekend are only going to get higher. 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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