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Inlet has breath-taking beauty, malevolent undercurrents

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By Sarah Sue Ingram, Beacon Correspondent

It looks like a place where peaceful waters flow.
Instead, it’s a place where deadly waters flow.
A tourist from Ohio drowned in the Lockwood Folly Inlet last Tuesday. The 21-year-old man was trying to swim from the east end of Holden Beach across to the west end of Oak Island (Long Beach).
The inlet—about 300 yards wide— separates those two islands and connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway.


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