Local News

Virginia Man Drowns Off N.C. Coast

Posted September 7, 2005 5:53 a.m. EDT

— 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.