VIDEO: Beachgoers form human chain to rescue people out of water at Emerald Isle

Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Credit: Shane Gentry

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. -- Viewer video shows beachgoers at Emerald Isle in North Carolina forming a human chain to try to pull people out of the rough waters.

While several were rescued, Emerald Isle town officials said a 41-year-old man drowned. He was pulled from the ocean around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday; although crews tried to revive him, they were unsuccessful.

Officials confirmed there were multiple water rescues in the area due to strong rip currents.


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