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Water rescue warns of rip currents, Portuguese Man o’ War at area beaches

The Oak Island Water Rescue is warning beachgoers of rip currents and a jellyfish-like creature with a powerful sting.

Surf City fire chief says tropical storms causing increase in rip current rescues

Surf City ocean rescue has responded to more than a dozen rip current rescues in the last three days after seeing an increase in calls over the last two weeks.

3 people rescued from ocean in Surf City Friday morning

Ocean rescue crews rescued three people from the water Friday morning. 

Nearly a dozen water rescues conducted at Surf City beaches in 24 hours

Crews from the Surf City Police Department, Surf City Fire Department and Pender EMS and Fire Ocean Rescue Service have answered 11 emergency calls between Wednesday and Thursday regarding the rescue of distressed swimmers.

4 rip current rescues in Surf City on Sunday

Surf City Fire Chief Allen Wilson said rescue crews responded to multiple calls due to rip currents Sunday. 

Three weekend ocean rescues across east-facing coast

Dangerous rip currents and nice warm weather at local beaches made for a potentially life-threatening situation along the coast this weekend.

Lifeguard warns people to be safe at beach this weekend with strong rip currents

The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend, but if you are going to be at the beach, here is one thing you should watch out for.

NWS, beach towns collaborate to improve rip current awareness

Here in the Carolinas, rip currents are the number one weather related death for our warning area.

Carolina Beach keeping lifeguards throughout weekend, may extend season

The Town of Carolina Beach is going to keep their seasonal lifeguards at least throughout this upcoming weekend and may extend the season in the future.

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