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...

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...

Swimmer dies in rip current off Ramp 70

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A 67-year-old man died here Thursday after being caught in a rip current off Ramp 70, known as the airport ramp. Cape Hatteras National Seashore...

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...

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...