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Two people on paddle boards were rescued over the weekend on Topsail Island after they reportedly got pushed out to sea during a storm Sunday.
Ocean rescue crews rescued three people from the water Friday morning.
Roughly two months before construction was to be completed, WWAY has an update on new bathrooms and an ocean rescue facility at the Hamlet Avenue Beach Access in Carolina Beach.
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.
A day after the second drowning on Topsail Island, a man was rescued from the surf in Surf City.
After a drowning and near-drowning at Wrightsville Beach, town leaders are evaluating the level of lifeguard service near the island’s south end.
Beach season is quickly approaching and towns in New Hanover County are looking for lifeguards to protect our coast.
Throughout Memorial Day weekend more than a dozen ocean rescues were made at area beaches.
With tourist season in full swing, things like drownings and rip currents are constantly on the list of concerns.