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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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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue encourages visitors to prepare for the heat

With another hot weekend many people are hitting the beach for some fun, but that heat can cause some problems if your not careful.  
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UPDATE: Wife says husband died attempting to rescue children off Wrightsville Beach

Rescue crews worked on the man for a while on the beach, there is no official word yet on his condition.
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Coast Guard offers expert advice if you’re caught in a rip current

According to the National Weather Service, in 2019 there have been seven rip current-related deaths in North Carolina and 28 nationwide.
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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.

Lifeguards go on-duty for the summer

Memorial Day weekend may be the unofficial start to summer, but it's the official start to lifeguards being on-duty in along our coast.
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Hurricane shifts sand in coastal waters, could increase swimming threats

It's no secret that Hurricane Florence did quite a bit of damage to our coastline. It's damage that could be leading to dangerous swimming conditions this spring and summer.

By the numbers: Lifeguards report jellyfish stings along area beaches

Summers at the beach in the Cape Fear area means jellyfish are popping up, bringing the potential to get stung by a jellyfish.

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue featured on Amazon Prime Video

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue has been featured in a movie on Amazon Prime called "Making the Squad".

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