Surfers save swimmer at Wrightsville Beach



Charles Crews, who was swimming at Wrightsville Beach, said he learned just how strong rip currents can be and what it feels like to be caught in one.

“It was pushing me outward, away from the wall basically, and it was coming downward onto me and pushing me under. As I was swimming, I was trying to stay afloat. And, whenever I would try to get close to the wall, it would crash onto me and pull me down under,” Crews said.

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