Saturday, June 25, 2022

Two dead after Oak Island drowning

OAK ISLAND –– Oak Island Police Department officers were dispatched to the beach strand in front of Trott Street Wednesday at approximately 1:45 p.m.

Officers found a 50-year-old male who had been pulled from the water, was unconscious and in cardiac arrest.

Another 28-year-old male was unaccounted for. Responders attempted to resuscitate the man onshore while efforts began to look for the other.

Efforts to resuscitate the man were not successful. By 4 p.m., the body of the 28-year-old male was recovered.

The drowning victims were father and son who were on the island on a family visit.

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