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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.

Swimmers warned to avoid ocean due to Hurricane Lorenzo

The National Weather Service is warning swimmers in North Carolina to avoid the Atlantic Ocean because of rip currents created by Hurricane Lorenzo.

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. 

More than 35 water rescues reported on Wrightsville Beach

NWS was informed this afternoon by Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue that more than 35 water rescues happened due to rip current conditions.
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Parents raise awareness after losing daughter to rip current

Nearly three months after a Raleigh couple lost their only child to a rip current, they're traveling the state to raise awareness about safety.
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Dozens form human chain to save distressed swimmers in Florida

According to Panama City Beach Police, 90 people have been pulled from the Gulf since Friday, 17 of those are from Monday alone.
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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue demonstrates how they handle rip current rescues

Lieutenant John Scull with Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue says that realistic simulations are a paramount part of training for their lifeguards.

Ohio man dies in water off Cape Hatteras National Seashore

A man from Ohio has died in the waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore at a time when a high risk of rip currents was forecast. Seashore officials say in a news release that the 53-year-old man from Bellbrook, Ohio, died Monday in the Atlantic Ocean near Buxton. A family member brought the man to shore, where bystanders unsuccessfully administered CPR.

‘Well-respected teacher’ identified as latest drowning victim along NC coast

Authorities identified a man who drowned Sunday at a Pine Knoll Shores beach.

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