US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC urges beach-goers to BE CAREFUL if at local beaches today! The risk of rip currents will be HIGH from Oregon Inlet south to Topsail Island, and Moderate from Oregon Inlet north to Duck.

Yesterday, a 65 year-old-man from Pennsylvania drowned in the water off the pony pen beach.

Always swim near a lifeguard and look out for those you are with. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION and educate yourself and your family on rip currents before going to the beach. More safety info can be found here.