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Those Going To The Beach Need To Stay Aware Of Rip Currents


Last updated 7/3/2019 at 3:28pm

With Independence Day celebrations extending into a long weekend for many, North Carolina’s coast will have a surge of visitors. While these trips are fun, beach-goers always should keep safety in mind.

Already this year several deaths in the state have been attributed to rip currents.

North Carolina Sea Grant’s rip current expert, Spencer Rogers, offers key reminders to all who visit the beach:

•Rip currents are powerful — and can pull even strong swimmers far away from the shore.

•Never swim alone. Do not allow children to swim or play in surf alone.

If in doubt, don’t g...

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