Lifeguards rescue 16 from currents on NC beach on Saturday, officials say

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — More than a dozen people were rescued on a North Carolina beach as the Memorial Day holiday weekend began Saturday, officials said.

Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue reported 16 swimmers were rescued from the currents as of 3:40 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Carolina Beach is south of Wilmington near Kure Beach.

Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service said southeast North Carolina’s beaches, which include New Hanover and Brunswick counties, are at moderate risk of rip currents.

Areas from Cape Lookout to Cape Hatteras have been predicted to be at high risk of rip currents.

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DUSTIN JONES

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