Man, 5-year-old boy dead after being rescued from rip current in Atlantic Beach


A man and a 5-year-old boy who were rescued from a rip current in Atlantic Beach on Tuesday have died from their injuries.

The Atlantic Beach Fire Department was dispatched to two persons in distress in the water between Money Island and the Oceana fishing pier on Tuesday.

Fire department personnel responded and arrived on scene and said they found a 5-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man floating face down in the water.  

Both victims were recovered from the water by fire department personnel and assisted by Atlantic Beach Police Department and Atlantic Beach Public Works in transporting the victims to awaiting ambulances at Oceana.  

The victims were unresponsive and not breathing.

Advanced Life Support was initiated with assistance provided by Morehead City Fire & EMS and Pine Knoll Shores Fire & EMS.  

Both patients were transported to Carteret Health Care, where ongoing resuscitation efforts continued.

Atlantic Beach Fire Department can now confirm through Carteret Health Care that both patients have passed away.


Two people who were rescued from a rip current on Tuesday in Atlantic Beach have died from their injuries.

According to the Atlantic City Beach Police Chief, Jeffrey W. Harvey, an adult and a juvenile died Tuesday night at Carteret Health Care, after they were rescued after getting caught in a rip current on Tuesday afternoon.


Two people have been rescued after getting caught in a rip current in Atlantic Beach on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, an adult and a juvenile were involved in the incident.

The incident was reported near 700 East Fort Macon around 1:45 p.m.

Both swimmers were transported to Carteret Health Care with the assistance of Pine Knoll Shores and Morehead City fire departments.

Officials said there was a red flag right across from where it happened.

Stay with WNCT for more updates.


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