One man dead, three children admitted after Pine Knoll Shores water rescue

PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. (WITN) A man is dead, and three children are in the hospital after a water rescue made Sunday afternoon in Pine Knoll Shores.

City officials say it just before 3 o'clock On Sunday afternoon, emergency personnel were sent to Memorial Park's beach access facility for several victims.

Upon their arrival, two spectators attempted to help the three children in the water.

Officials say one child and a good samaritan were assisted to the shore by a Pine Knoll Shores policeman.

The other two children and the good samaritan were taken to the coast via jet skiing at PKS EMS.

After several minutes of the search, Atlantic Beach found lifeguards and removed the male victim from the water. Paramedics from both PKS and Indian Beach performed CPR on the male victim, but could not revive him.

The three children were transported to Carteret Healthcare, and officials say they are in good condition.

The family has been notified that the adult male victim has not survived and has chosen not to release his name at this time.

The city says that red flags were set up during the day on Sunday, indicating high rip current risk.

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