People Hit The Beach With Bill On Their Mind

Eastern Carolina remains under a threat of coastal flooding and other dangerous spin-offs from Hurricane Bill's outter bands, and that was evident at the beach on Saturday.

While the skies were bright and sunny the surf was rough and rugged.

Atlantic Beach life guards were on the lookout for swimmers in trouble all day.

Hurricane Bill is not expected to directly hit the Carolina coast but remnants like strong rip currents, large swells, and coastal flooding are taking place.

The head lifeguard with the Atlantic Beach rescue squad, Mark Carll describes the beach conditions from Saturday.

"We have a big ground swell coming in from hurricane bill, said Carll.

"It's four or five-hundred miles off the coast or whatever. So it's creating the large swells and heavy surf and making the surf come up a little higher than it normally does. Creating very dangerous swimming conditions also."

Officials warn swimmers and surfers to stay out of the water this until the effects of Hurricane Bill subside.

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