Friday, August 12, 2022

Distressed swimmer dies on scene in Kure Beach

KURE BEACH — The Kure Beach Police Department confirmed a distressed swimmer passed away in the 200 block of South Fort Fisher Boulevard.

According to witnesses, two bystanders pulled the victim out of the ocean and began life-saving measures. When New Hanover EMS, Kure Beach Fire and Police Department arrived, more life-saving measures were conducted but unsuccessful. The swimmer was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The police said the investigation is ongoing and will provide more info as soon as the family is contacted.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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