One medevaced after ocean rescue in Duck

Published 4:14 pm Friday, July 13, 2018

Authorities are working three ocean rescues along Outer Banks beaches this afternoon, one with what appears to be life-threatening injuries.

A swimmer caught in a rip current was flown by helicopter out for medical care after one rescue in Duck around 2:45 p.m., county officials said.

There were several other rescues going on at the same time, many involving several people caught in rip currents, said Dare County EMS Chief Jennie Collins.

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The National Weather Service has Outer Banks beaches under an increased risk of rip currents today due to long-period swells from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl combined with high astronomical tides. The beaches north of Cape Hatteras are under a coastal flooding advisory tonight from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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