14 rescued from rip currents on southeastern NC coast

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) – The National Weather Service says at least 14 people have been rescued from rip currents on the southeastern North Carolina coast.

News sources report 10 of the 14 rescues on Memorial Day were at Carolina Beach and the other four were at Wrightsville Beach.

The rip current risk for the two beaches was listed as high on Monday.

There have already been two deaths on the North Carolina coast during the long weekend, and rip currents were believed to be a factor in each drowning.

SEE ALSO: Man dies after reportedly getting caught in rip current off Southern Shores in OBX

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