Strong currents on the Outer Banks from Hurricane Bill are already causing problems.
Four people were pulled from the ocean Friday afternoon in Buxton by rescue crews.
The Coast Guard at Cape Hatteras tells WITN News that strong currents brought on the rescue.
The Coast Guard warns all swimmers to be aware of the hurricane. They are telling swimmers to stay clear of the beaches until local officials say the water is safe. They say even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents caused by Bill.