Vacationing family rescued from rip currents off North Carolina coast


EMERALD ISLE, N.C. – Rescuers pulled nine people from rip currents Thursday along the North Carolina coast. Seven family members vacationing from Virginia were among thos pulled to safety around 4 p.m. No one was taken to the hospital.

The family was at the beach all week, but this was the first day they went into the water.

Red flags warning beachgoers to stay out of the water flew for 11 days. They were removed Thursday.