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Seven members of family rescued from rip currents in Emerald Isle

Posted August 2, 2018 5:38 p.m. EDT
Updated August 3, 2018 11:34 a.m. EDT

— Seven people were rescued, including several teenagers, after they got pulled out by rip currents this afternoon in Emerald Isle.

It happened shortly before 4:00 p.m. about a mile east of the Islander Inn.

A combination of lifeguards and firefighters pulled everyone to safety. No one was sent to the hospital, according to firefighters.

All seven are from the same family vacationing from Virginia.

The mother tells WITN News that they had been here all week and this was the first time their children went in the ocean.

Emerald Isle had been flying red flags for 11 straight days but lifted that Thursday.

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