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NC Beachgoers Form Human Chain for Water Rescues; One Man Drowns

August 05, 2018

EMERALD ISLE, NC. – July 26, 2018 ( Beach goers in North Carolina formed a human chain July 26 to save people from rough waters. One man drowned while trying to aid in the rescue efforts.*

On the afternoon of July 26, rip currents and massive waves hit the shore of Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Numerous people were trapped in the rough waters, and beachgoers formed a long human chain, from the beach into the dangerous waters, to pull people out. One man, 41-year-old Troy Everette Strickland, drowned while trying to help someone in the water. 

Strickland’s wife told authorities that she and her husband were vacationing in Emerald Isle from Scottsburg, Virginia, and were staying at The Islander Hotel on the oceanfront. Troy was trying to save someone who was drowning in the water, but he was caught in the rip tide. Emergency crews pulled him out of the water but were not able to revive him. 

Crews at Emerald Isle said they responded to six calls for water rescues that day and rescued a total of 20 people. Six people pulled from the water were transported to nearby hospitals with injuries but were expected to survive. 

Red flags warnings are now in place along Emerald Isle’s 12 miles of ocean beach. Officials warn the public against going into the ocean until further notice and ask that people do not put themselves and water rescuers at risk unnecessarily. A total of 36 people have been killed by rip currents in the United States so far this year. Hundreds of others have been rescued after becoming caught in rip currents. 

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