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Prank drownings, false alarms could put lives and resources at risk

A fake drowning reported Wednesday afternoon should serve as a reminder to community members that pranks like this can put people in danger, officials say.

‘We’re ready for it’: NC beaches make changes to prevent drownings

If you’re planning a trip to the beach this summer, you may notice some changes to help keep you safe.

Lifeguards added to Frisco beach for summer tourist season

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is adding lifeguard services at one popular beach for the busy summer tourist season.

Lifeguards go on-duty for the summer

Memorial Day weekend may be the unofficial start to summer, but it's the official start to lifeguards being on-duty in along our coast.
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East vs. south facing beaches: Which are more dangerous for swimmers?

With Memorial Day weekend just days away it’s important to remind locals and visitors about the dangers of rip currents.

Want to be a lifeguard? Towns announce tryout dates

Beach season is quickly approaching and towns in New Hanover County are looking for lifeguards to protect our coast.

Film documents Wrightsville Beach lifeguards’ tryout process

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (StarNews) -- Housed under the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department, Ocean Rescue is an exclusive team that holds yearly tryouts. This past...

Swimmers pulled from South Carolina beach twice for sharks

People at a popular South Carolina beach were ordered out of the water twice in one day because of shark sightings.
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Dozens of water rescues at Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach

Waves of people headed to the beaches of New Hanover County on this Independence Day, but they were met with rough waters.

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