NC Teen Becomes 4th To Die From Rip Currents, Towns Issue Warning

EMERALD ISLE, NC - The town of Emerald Isle is warning people to stay out of the ocean after another teenager died from being caught in a rip current on the North Carolina coast. 

WCTI reports Emerald Isle Town Manager Frank Rush says a warning is in effect for the 12-mile stretch of beach in Emerald Isle until further notice. Beaches will be marked with red flags until conditions improve. Nearby Pine Knoll Shores also made a similar decision Monday.

RELATED: More Rip Current Injuries At NC Beach

Tyreese Worsley, 16, of Goldsboro, died Monday morning at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, EIPD Chief James Reese said. 

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Elijah Hinnant, 17, also of Goldsboro, was found dead in the water last Tuesday morning after going missing on June 10, as he was swimming with Worsley.

Two men died last weekend trying to save others caught in a rip current on Atlantic Beach.

The rip currents are affecting much of the North Carolina coastline with the National Weather Service issuing a high threat of rip currents.

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