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Rip Currents

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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Coast braces for rip currents as Hurricane Danielle churns Atlantic

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video So far this summer 300 people have been rescued from rip currents at Wrightsville Beach, including 214 in one day, and the summer's not over yet. This weekend's rip currents are supposed to top the charts as some of the most dangerous rip currents all summer. Full story...
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Lifeguards say stay out of the water

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video Tropical storm Colin left beach goers seeing red this weekend. Red flags, that is. Full story...
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Rip currents could be problem this weekend

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If you plan on going to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, watch out for rip currents. There is a high risk of rip currents for New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County beaches. Full story...
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Rip currents will be strong as Tropical Storm Danny nears

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videoWith Tropical Storm Danny churning well offshore, most of his effects will be felt by swimmers at area beaches. Even when a storm does not make landfall, rip currents can be very dangerous and sometimes deadly. Full story...
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