Rip currents blamed in four deaths on Brunswick County beaches

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By Brian Slattery

Rip currents replaced thunderstorms as the main concern on Brunswick County beaches after they were blamed for four deaths within 36 hours.

William Nicolaro, 72, of Palm Harbor, Fla., drowned at Ocean Isle Beach the morning of Wednesday, July 3. Nicolaro was the pastor and bishop of his church Holy Apostles Charismatic Church in Dunedin, Fla., reports show, and he had just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Mary Ann, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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