Southpoint beach, Ocracoke NC

High threat of rip currents remain in effect today

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The National Weather Service out of Newport/Morehead City said that the rip current risk will remain high in Eastern North Carolina through Wednesday evening. This is...

Swimmer dies in waters off Ocracoke’s pony pen beach

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A 63-year-old male visitor from out-of-state died yesterday at around 5:10 p.m. while swimming near Ocracoke Island’s Pony Pen beach access. He was reported to...

Body of missing swimmer found; rip current threat remains high

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For Ocracoke news, click here. This article has been updated. The body of a missing 30-year-old man from Lewisburg, Pa., was found off Corolla Beach about...

Swimmer death off Frisco beach and another missing in Corolla; rip...

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For Ocracoke news, click here. The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued a beach hazard statement warning of a high threat of rip...

Swimmers beware: Learn about rip currents in Ocracoke waters

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Editor’s note: For tips about spotting good or dangerous water, see story here  National Park Service is working on increased rip current education on Ocracoke...

Park Service to help with better rip current awareness

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  For Ocracoke news, click here. By Connie Leinbach Islanders are working with the National Park Service for better education with visitors about rip currents along Ocracoke’s...

Park Service superintendent briefs island on final ORV rule, rip currents...

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For Ocracoke news, click here.  By Peter Vankevich The new plan for Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) management went into effect on Jan. 20 and Cape Hatteras National Seashore...

They floated; they lived: Calm water does not mean safe water

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For Ocracoke news, click here. By Connie Leinbach September on Ocracoke brings many late summer visitors, and although the paid lifeguards at the Lifeguard Beach are gone, the dangerous rip currents...

Islander experienced with Ocracoke rip currents offers some tips

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Editor's note, June 13, 2018: Three men died in the last two weeks while swimming off the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, two on Hatteras...

Woman drowns in rip current off Ocracoke beach

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Aug. 11, 2016  7:08 p.m. By Connie Leinbach Ocracoke--A 64-year-old woman died today after being caught in a rip current while swimming off Ramp 67. A spokesman...