UPDATE: Body of missing swimmer found at Emerald Isle; high risk of rip currents continues

Rough seas on Mar. 25, 2019 in Kill Devil Hills [Kari Pugh photo]

If you plan on being on the beach Monday, the National Weather Service again recommends staying out of the water. There is a high risk of rip currents along the Outer Banks for a fourth straight day.

It won’t be the most comfortable day to be in the ocean anyway, with water temperatures still in the low 50s from Corolla to Oregon Inlet. Off Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, the water has warmed into the mid to upper 60s.

Monday will also be a relatively cool day along the beach, with partly sunny skies and a northwest breeze. Highs are forecast to top out around the mid 60s.

At Emerald Isle, the body of a Wake Forest teen who went missing with a fellow swimmer on Friday was found Monday. The other teen was rescued after a distress call for two swimmers in trouble. And in Norfolk, a search was underway for 63-year-old Paul Youngk, who was reportedly aboard his sailing vessel when it capsized early Sunday morning.

Last year, nine people drowned along Outer Banks beaches, including 4-year-old Wesley Belisle, who was walking with his mom on the beach in Kitty Hawk April 25 when they were both knocked down by a wave. Wesley’s body was found five days later in Carova.

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You can learn more about rip currents at weather.gov/beach/mhx