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Swimmer pulled from ocean off Kure Beach

KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Kure Beach Ocean Rescue had to pull a man from the surf this morning.

One of the officers who responded said it happened at 11:18 a.m. near the 1100 block of South Fort Fisher Blvd.

Officials say fire and rescue crews worked on the man for a while and were able to get a pulse back at the scene. He was then transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. There is no word on the man’s name or condition.

Ocean Rescue could not say if the incident had to do with rip currents, but witnesses told WWAY they saw several rip currents in the area this morning. Forecaster expected an elevated rip risk along the coast today as Hurricane Edouard pulled out to sea.


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