A Charlotte man has died after good Samaritans helped pull him from the waters of Carolina Beach this weekend.
The town’s police and fire units responded to the beach strand off North Carolina Beach Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday for a medical call that involved a male victim who had been pulled from the ocean, according to Carolina Beach Police Detective Scott Hettinger.
Hettinger said bystanders saw 30-year-old Joshua William Baker floating near a sand bar in the water. When Baker did not move, the good Samaritans pulled him from the ocean and called for help. First responders performed life saving measures on Baker but were unable to save him.
His body has been sent to a state medical examiner for an autopsy to determine cause of death. No foul play is suspected at this time, Hettinger said.
Lifeguards are not scheduled to be posted at Carolina Beach until Memorial Day weekend.