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Better efforts needed for rip current safety

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Soon after Kwesi Sample drowned in the Lockwood Folly Inlet on May 14, Holden Beach town leaders erected a warning sign on the east end of the island and began running messages about rip currents on their local television channel 8. Holden Beach – like Caswell Beach, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach – already had rip current warning signs posted at all public-access areas.
Now, with the deaths of four more people in Brunswick County being blamed on rip currents, it is clear that what has been done isn’t enough.


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