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Man drowns while trying to rescue child

Posted May 31, 2010 12:27 p.m. EDT
Updated May 31, 2010 4:12 p.m. EDT

— A Hubert man drowned on Sunday rescuing a child in Emerald Isle, police said.

Jeremy Lee Crandall, 31, was pronounced dead at Carteret General Hospital after being pulled from the water along the beach, authorities said.

Police said Crandall was among several surfers who went into the water to help three children who were in distress. Witnesses said they last saw Crandall giving his surfboard to one of the drowning children.

The other surfers and the children made it back to land safely, police said.