Rip Currents
Surf camp instructors save swimmers
Submitted by Chris Brown on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:36pm.

videoSome 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.

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Hurricane Arthur brings curiosity to the beaches
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:35pm.

video The first effects of hurricane Arthur in our area were felt in Brunswick County.

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Rip currents big concern as Arthur approaches, passes
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:27pm.

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.

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Search continues for body of swimmer missing since Saturday
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:12pm.

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.

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NEW DETAILS: Search for swimmer off Carolina Beach continues
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:59pm.

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.

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Correctional officer honored for Kure Beach rescue
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:15pm.

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.

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Atlanta man recounts almost drowning last week at Ocean Isle Beach
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 1:49pm.

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.

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Drowning victim's memorial service Monday
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 6:31am.

A memorial service will be held for the North Carolina judge who drowned while trying to rescue others off a Brunswick County beach.

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Swimmer drowns at Holden Beach on 4th of July; high rip risk in Brunswick Co.
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 9:07am.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Rip current rescue caught on camera
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:31pm.

videoCaught on camera ONLY ON 3, while WWAY's Holden Kurwicki was out at Fort Fisher today shooting video, lifeguards sprang into action.

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