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Lifeguards make dozens of rip current-related rescues Wednesday

Lifeguards along the New Hanover County coast stayed busy Wednesday rescuing dozens of swimmers from dangerous rip currents. (Source: Lee Atwood via Unsplash) Lifeguards along the New Hanover County coast stayed busy Wednesday rescuing dozens of swimmers from dangerous rip currents. (Source: Lee Atwood via Unsplash)
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Lifeguards along the New Hanover County coast stayed busy Wednesday rescuing dozens of swimmers from dangerous rip currents.

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue reported 45 rip current-related rescues as of 3:15 p.m. Further south into Carolina Beach, ocean rescue teams reported a total of 15 rescues due to rip currents.

According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, a moderate rip current warning was issued Wednesday for beach communities from northern Pender County to Georgetown, South Carolina.

WECT Meteorologist Eric Davis said the elevated rip current threat on Wednesday was partly due to the effects of Hurricane Chris as the storm moved away from the Carolina coast.

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