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The Oak Island Water Rescue is warning beachgoers of rip currents and a jellyfish-like creature with a powerful sting.
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.
Ocean rescue crews rescued three people from the water Friday morning.
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.
Surf City Fire Chief Allen Wilson said rescue crews responded to multiple calls due to rip currents Sunday.
Dangerous rip currents and nice warm weather at local beaches made for a potentially life-threatening situation along the coast this weekend.
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.
Here in the Carolinas, rip currents are the number one weather related death for our warning area.
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.