PINE KNOLL SHORES, North Carolina (WTVD) — No swimming warnings continued for another day Tuesday as four people have died in North Carolina rip currents.
The National Weather Service said high surf conditions exist from Surf City in the south to Duck in the north along the Outer Banks.
The Town of Pine Knoll Shores issued a Black Flag No-Swimming advisory for all public beach access locations Monday afternoon.
All homeowner association and private home/condominium owners are also strongly advised to stay out of the ocean until surf conditions improve.
The town of Emerald Isle also put out a warning Monday morning advising beachgoers to stay out of the ocean because of the dangerous rip currents.
According to Emerald Isle Town Manager Frank Rush, the warning is in effect until further notice for the entire stretch of the 12 miles of beach in Emerald Isle. Beaches are marked with red flags.
The latest advisories come a day after a young man died after he was caught in a rip current in nearby Atlantic Beach.
Justin Eakes, 21, of Greenville, died in a Greenville hospital after being flown there by helicopter on Sunday.