More than 12 ocean rescues made during holiday weekend

Ocean Rescue on Wrightsville Beach (Photo: WWAY)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, (WWAY) — Throughout Memorial Day weekend more than a dozen ocean rescues were made at area beaches.

WWAY spoke with Ocean Rescue in Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach.

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At Wrightsville Beach they had a total of ten rescues over the weekend. For Carolina Beach, they had between six and eight.

Both ocean rescue teams said the rescues were not caused by rip currents and that this year was much slower than previous years.