Man dies while swimming off Ocracoke

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Ocracoke waters, while beautiful, can harbor life-threatening rip currents. Photo: C. Leinbach From our news sources

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...

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...

Rescue highlights need to avoid the ocean when rip current risks...

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  Enhanced risk of rip currents here forecast for Sunday From the Cape Hatteras National Seashore A rescue of two children from the ocean in Frisco by...

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...

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...

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...

Rip current warning today

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US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC urges beach-goers to BE CAREFUL if at local beaches today!...

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...

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...