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...

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...

Rip currents, not sharks, are the biggest dangers at the beach

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By Connie Leinbach Sue Dayton will never forget how terrified she was when she was caught in a rip current in 1995 off the coast...

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...

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...

A second swimming fatality occurs on Outer Banks

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Friday, July 22, 2016 By Connie Leinbach A second drowning in two days occurred this afternoon (July 22) in Frisco, Dare County, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore...

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...

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...

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...