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...

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 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 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!...
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...

Rip current awareness week starts June 5

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North Carolina and South Carolina will observe Rip Current Awareness Week June 5 to 11. Rip current fatalities rank among the top of fatalities across the...

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...

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...

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...

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...