State ranked fourth in country in rip current deaths

Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 at 09:11 PM.

When: Five in July, two in June

Nationwide: 79 rip-current drownings

Gender breakdown: 72 male, seven female

Top 5 states: Florida (25), Puerto Rico (18), South Carolina (nine), North Carolina (seven), Texas (four)

Source: National Weather Service

Kate Elizabeth Queram is a reporter for the Wilmington Star News.

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