Rip Currents Cause People At Beach To Be Cautious

Even though red flag warnings are no longer in effect in some areas, beach-goers are still taking extra precaution due to the strong currents.

On Emerald Isle, there was just a moderate risk of rip currents but still some people decided to just lay in the sand or stand near the shore.

It was a decision to ensure their safety. Many described the waves on the beach Monday as "rough" and said they don't plan to go in as deep as they typically would.

It's something officials say they've seen all weekend.

Officials are urging families to continue taking extra precaution while on the beach.

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  • by Laura Location: Swansboro on Aug 9, 2010 at 06:56 PM
    I would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to the surfers, family on the beach and the beach patrol for coming to the aid of my girls today! They were caught in a rip tide and really needed their help to get back to shore. They are good swimmers and not risk takers, please be careful out there!

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