Dangerous rip currents proved deadly on Saturday as three people drowned at beaches in North Carolina.
Two of the deaths happened at different beaches in Brunswick County, while a third happened just miles north in New Hanover County. Brunswick County is located in southern North Carolina on the border with South Carolina and just across the state line from popular tourist spot Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
A 20-year-old man died after being swept away by a rip current off Sunset Beach at about 2 p.m. Saturday, according to Raleigh ABC affiliate WTVD. Beachgoers had already begun performing CPR on the man before emergency responders arrived.