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Clayton men die trying to save father, daughter at Carolina Beach

Posted October 7
Updated October 9

— Two men died Saturday trying to save a father and his daughter struggling to get back to shore.

According to the Carolina Beach Fire Department, Don Boles, 60, of Eagle Springs and James Barbour, 53, of Clayton died at the scene after the father and her daughter were rescued and taken out of the water.

Officials with the fire department said witnesses phoned 911 around 3:48 p.m. from the beach strand near the Dolphin Lane beach access.

First responders used the help of fishermen and boaters to locate and retrieve the two men, but Boles and Barbour did not survive life-saving measure attempts. Officials said several other good Samaritans jumped in the water and were able to get back out safely.

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  • Allison Lee Oct 8, 12:20 p.m.
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    The father and daughter survived and made it out of the water.

  • Kadee Sparrow Oct 8, 10:46 a.m.
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    This article is glaring in that omission, r.p.

  • Rachel Parrish Oct 8, 10:40 a.m.
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    Did the father & daughter that the deceased tried to rescue, drown as well?