Nags Head lifeguard rescues swimmer from rip current

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Photo: Carl Lewis, via Nags Head Fire-Rescue


A lifeguard at a beach in Nags Head rescued a swimmer who was caught in a rip current on Wednesday, emergency officials said.

The Nags Head Fire-Rescue Department said Ethan, a Lifeguard with Nags Head Ocean Rescue, saw a swimmer in distress who was caught in a rip current in the ocean.

Officials say Ethan pulled the swimmer back to shore, and Sarah, a Lifeguard Supervisor, quickly assessed the swimmer to confirm they were not injured, and educated the swimmer on rip currents and ocean safety.

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