ECU student from Raleigh drowns at NC coast
Posted June 2, 2013
PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. — A 19-year-old East Carolina University student died Sunday after being pulled underwater while swimming in Pine Knoll Shores.
Braxton Horton, of Raleigh, got caught in a rip current and drowned shortly after 4:30 p.m., said the Carteret County town's mayor, Ken Jones.
His body was found around 7 p.m. at a beach access point on the west end of Pine Knoll Shores, Jones said.
Horton was working at Camp Sea Gull, a YMCA sailing camp for boys in the Pamlico County town of Arapahoe, for the summer. He had been living at the coast for about a week.