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Rip Currents

Surf camp instructors save swimmers

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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. Full story...
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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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