Rip Currents
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ONLY ON 3: Film crew helps save two Carolina Beach swimmers
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:53pm.

videoSwirl Films, a local production company, put the cameras down Wednesday afternoon to help save two lives at Carolina Beach.

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Dozens rescued from rip currents in Carolina Beach
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 10:18pm.

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.

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Folks say they'd rather be safe than sorry when it comes to rip currents
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 8:12pm.

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.

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Red flags fly at area beaches as Katia churns out at sea
Submitted by IE on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 2:37pm.

Lifeguards put up red flags today meaning "No Swimming." They also advised swimmers to follow the rule of "knee deep is too deep."

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Rip current risk up, number of lifeguards down this weekend
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 09/17/2010 - 3:26pm.

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.

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Rip currents impact beachgoers and business
Submitted by Chris Allen on Sun, 08/29/2010 - 2:53pm.

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.

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Coast braces for rip currents as Hurricane Danielle churns Atlantic
Submitted by Hailey Winslow on Fri, 08/27/2010 - 4:33pm.

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.

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Lifeguards say stay out of the water
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Mon, 08/09/2010 - 10:51am.

video Tropical storm Colin left beach goers seeing red this weekend. Red flags, that is.

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Rip currents could be problem this weekend
Submitted by Hailey Winslow on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 4:17pm.

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.

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Rip currents will be strong as Tropical Storm Danny nears
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 5:16pm.

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.

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