Sunday, August 14, 2022

Man dies after beachgoers pull him from water in Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach officials were called Saturday upon someone not breathing after being pulled from the ocean. (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)

CAROLINA BEACH — Officials on Pleasure Island announced a 33-year-old male died around noon Saturday after beachgoers pulled him from the water.

A news release from the Carolina Beach Police Department noted officers, the Carolina Beach Fire Department and Novant Health-NHRMC EMS were dispatched to the beach access at Sandfiddler Lane. They received a call that someone was not breathing after people on the shore retrieved him from the ocean.

Despite attempted life-saving measures, Ricky Lee Hyde passed away at the scene. Officials won’t know the official cause of death until an autopsy is completed by the NC Medical Examiner’s office.

“No suspicious circumstances were identified by investigators on scene,” a release stated.


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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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