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A fake drowning reported Wednesday afternoon should serve as a reminder to community members that pranks like this can put people in danger, officials say.
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.
It was a busy day for rescuers with the Sunset Beach Police and Fire departments Monday.
Officials have identified the two men who were pulled from the water in Kure Beach Wednesday.
While storms Humberto and Jerry passed off the shore of North Carolina this past weekend, the storms created massive waves on the Outer Banks, prompted the red flags to fly.
Three people are not only lucky to survive a plane crash on Thursday, they also have a fishing boat to thank for plucking them out of the Atlantic Ocean.
NWS was informed this afternoon by Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue that more than 35 water rescues happened due to rip current conditions.
According to a Gofundme page the swimmer who was pulled from the water in Oak Island on Thursday has died.
A man pulled from the water in Oak Island remains at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in ICU, according to Oak Island Fire Chief Chris Anselmo.