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Virginia Man Drowns Off N.C. Coast

Posted September 7, 2005

— A Virginia man died over the weekend after being swept into the ocean by a rip current.

Witnesses said the 37-year-old was standing in waist-deep water with his 3-year-old child when the current took them into the ocean.

It happened this weekend near the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, officials said.

Surfers rescued the child, but a park ranger could not resuscitate the man.

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