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Rough waters forces lifeguards to hit the stand after Labor Day

There was another almost-deadly reminder to heed the warnings this weekend. Sunday, two people were rescued from choppy surf near the Kure Beach Pier. This is the same area were two people died last week.

Man rescued from water in Surf City within days of 2 drownings

A day after the second drowning on Topsail Island, a man was rescued from the surf in Surf City. 

After accidents, does Wrightsville Beach need more lifeguard stands?

After a drowning and near-drowning at Wrightsville Beach, town leaders are evaluating the level of lifeguard service near the island’s south end.

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.

More than 12 ocean rescues made during holiday weekend

Throughout Memorial Day weekend more than a dozen ocean rescues were made at area beaches.
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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue practicing to save lives

With tourist season in full swing, things like drownings and rip currents are constantly on the list of concerns.

U.S. Coast Guard, ocean rescue prepares for Hurricane Hermine

As Hurricane Hermine heads towards the coast, the U.S. Coast Guard and Ocean Rescue are warning boaters and swimmers.

Ocean rescue warning swimmers to be aware after 20 rescues

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue is warning swimmers of rip currents this holiday weekend after more than a dozen rescues.

Area beaches report several rescues due to rip currents

Several area beaches are warning of rip currents this weekend.

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