A 48-year-old man from Pennsylvania died within the hospital after lifeguards rescued him from harmful surf on the Outer Banks, in keeping with county officers and native media stories. The person, whose identification has not been launched, was reportedly making an attempt to save lots of his daughter on the time. “Two swimmers in distress” have been seen round 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Corolla Seaside in Currituck County, The Virginian-Pilot reported. The waves topped 12 ft and purple flags warned guests to not swim “due to giant waves generated by onshore winds, distant Hurricane Teddy and higher than normal tides,” in keeping with OBX As we speak. Currituck County spokesman Randall Edwards informed the Related Press the person was “overcome by waves when he entered the water,” however Corolla Seaside Rescue lifeguards have been on scene inside three minutes of the 911 name to tug him out, the AP reported. The person was in cardiac arrest, in keeping with the Virginian-Pilot. EMS staff spent greater than 30 minutes performing CPR on the person, the newspaper reported. The water was arising on the time, and Currituck County officers mentioned lifeguards and different bystanders “dug a temporary trench to divert ocean water from washing over the EMS crew and the patient,” in keeping with a Fb submit. His daughter, in the meantime, was “rescued by lifeguards and was not injured,” the Virginian-Pilot reported. The age of the person’s daughter was not launched. The person’s pulse was finally revived and he was airlifted to the hospital, officers mentioned on Fb Wednesday. He reportedly died in a single day. “This is a sad ending to what had been a great example of teamwork and skill during a critical situation,” the submit states.
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Hayley Fowler is a reporter at The Charlotte Observer protecting breaking and real-time information throughout North and South Carolina. She has a journalism diploma from the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and beforehand labored as a authorized reporter in New York Metropolis earlier than becoming a member of the Observer in 2019.