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Rip Currents

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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Surf and waves high as Hurricane Bill passes by

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Hurricane Bill may not have made landfall in the U.S., but he sure made his presence felt at area beaches this weekend. High waves and surf were spun onto our shores from the storm that passed roughly four hundred miles east of the Carolinas. Full story...
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Area has fourth drowning victim of the summer

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videoA fourth drowning this season at area beaches has raised further concerns. Three of the four drowning victims were from out of town, so lifeguards are trying to educate tourists not used to the dangers of the ocean. Full story...
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High risk of rip currents, ways to stay safe

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videoBe careful if you are heading to the beach Monday. There is a moderate to high risk of rip currents again. WWAY's John Rendleman talked to beach goers, and has some tips on how to stay safe. Full story...
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Family reminds others to be aware of rip currents

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videoIt has been a summer of strong rip currents. Lifeguards say they have already claimed the lives of four people at New Hanover County beaches. David Weaver, of Brunswick County, got pulled under water trying to save his daughter and a friend who were caught in a rip on June 27th. Full story...
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Three swimmers caught in rip current off Carolina Beach

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videoA beautiful start to the Memorial Day weekend turned quick for a group of swimmers. Three swimmers got caught in a rip current at Carolina Beach. It just so happened, Friday was the first day lifeguards were on duty. Full story...
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Hanna upgraded to Hurricane; Brings rip currents to NC beaches

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Red flags were flying at area beaches this Labor Day.

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Rip currents and big surf for our coast this weekend

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Wrightsville Beach was packed today, and everyone was feeling the effects of hurricane Bertha. Full story...
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A silent danger for swimmers at Carolina Beach

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Thousands of vacationers have hit the beach, but there is something lurking underwater you should be aware of before jumping into the ocean. Carolina Beach lifeguards rescued about fifty people from the ocean Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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