Lifeguards: Protecting lives on Ocracoke

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By T.L. Grace West While I sat on the lifeguard stand interviewing our two supervising lifeguards, I was impressed with their vigilance--their eyes constantly scanning...

Ohio man dies in Atlantic Ocean near Buxton

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A 53-year-old Ohio man apparently drowned today in the ocean off Buxton, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore has reported. The fatality occurred around noon less...

New York man drowns off Avon

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A 48-year-old New York man died Thursday afternoon while swimming in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Avon. The Sayville, N.Y., visitor was part of a multi-person...

How to escape a rip current

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Editor's note: This important information is reprinted courtesy of the Coastal Review Online.  More information on the danger of rip currents can be found...
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...