1 struggles to survive as more caught in NC rip currents


ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (AP) — Two young men are struggling to recover after nearly drowning in an ocean rip current off the North Carolina coast.

Multiple media organizations reported the 19- and 21-year-olds from Greenville were rescued from the ocean in Atlantic Beach on Sunday morning.

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The 21-year-old was reported to be in critical condition at a local hospital.

Their rescue comes a day after a 56-year-old man died drowned while trying to save two teenage girls from a rip current, also on Atlantic Beach. A 17-year-old from Goldsboro died June 10 after getting caught in a rip current about 10 miles down the Bogue Banks in Emerald Isle.

Red flags have been warning people for days all along the North Carolina coast about dangerous surf.

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