Man, 5-year-old boy dead after being rescued from rip current in Atlantic Beach

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Atlantic Beach, N.C. before Hurricane Florence (Chris Weaver/WGHP)

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ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — Two people who were rescued from a rip current on Tuesday in Atlantic Beach have died from their injuries, WNCT has reported.

A 24-year-old man and a 5-year-old boy died.

The incident happened near 700 East Fort Macon around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials said there was a red flag right across from where it happened.

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