The search continues for a swimmer who disappeared in the surf off Carolina Beach over the weekend.
Authorities say that lifeguards saw 24-year-old Terrance Miller struggling in the surf late Saturday afternoon. They swam out to the location but couldn't find him.
According to Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue, officials did an ATV search to Bald Head Island Wednesday morning.
They plan to do another helicopter pass in the afternoon and will also run a jet ski down the beach to Bald Head Island.
Officials are actively searching for Miller to bring closure to the family.
Rip currents are the number one cause of weather related deaths in the Carolinas, according to the National Weather Service of Wilmington.
A rip current is caused when waves are breaking at different speeds. The wave speed increases in a path causing a current to develop and quickly move out into the ocean.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about ten people die every day from unintentional drowning.
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