Pleasure Island swimmer died after being caught in rip currents

Posted by Theresa Swenson - email

KURE BEACH, NC (WECT) - An Ohio woman has reportedly died after almost being swept away by a rip current Saturday.

Lifeguards say around 3:30pm Saturday a couple and their 16-year-old son were swimming 3 blocks north of the Kure Beach Pier when they were drifted away by rip currents.

It took five lifeguards to rescue the swimmers. The 16-year-old was not injured, but his mother and father were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with injuries.

Hospital officials told WECT the father is no longer in the intensive care unit.

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