At least 1 pulled from surf at NC coast amid rip current risk

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NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (WNCN) — At least person was pulled from the ocean Friday afternoon at North Topsail Beach.

A rip current statement is in effect for the surf in the area until Friday night.

UPDATE: Dad dies trying to save son, wife from rip currents at North Topsail Beach

The incident was reported around 3:30 p.m. in the ocean near the access area across from the Rogers Bay property, according to authorities and a witness.

A person was treated by EMS at the scene and was then taken from the scene. The person’s condition was not known Friday evening.

The National Weather Service said a moderate risk of rip currents was in effect until 8 p.m. for several coastal counties, including North Topsail Beach.

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