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Two people drown in separate incidents at Brunswick County beaches

Posted July 21, 2018 8:37 p.m. EDT

— Two people drowned at two different Brunswick County beaches Saturday afternoon.

According to Coastline Rescue Chief David Robinson, emergency responders were called to the 400 block of Ocean Beach Blvd. West in Holden Beach just after 2:15 p.m. for a reported drowning.

A 20-year-old male was pulled from the water by a surfer after being caught in a rip current.

Responders performed CPR as they were taking the man to the hospital.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Chief Robinson said another drowning happened earlier in the afternoon at Sunset Beach.

A man around the age of 40 died while he was trying to help someone else.

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