Distressed swimmer dies after being pulled from ocean at Kure Beach
By WECT Staff | May 27, 2021 at 5:01 PM EDT – Updated May 29 at 4:10 PM
KURE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – A male swimmer, who was pulled from the ocean near the 200 block of S. Fort Fisher Boulevard Thursday afternoon, has died.
Officials with the Kure Beach Police Department say 70-year-old William Dial Delahoyde from Raleigh is the swimmer who died Thursday. The New Hanover County Medical Examiner has not yet determined the cause of death.
Witnesses reported a swimmer in distress in the water and emergency personnel were called; meanwhile, two bystanders pulled the victim to shore and began life saving measures.
When first responders from the Kure Beach Fire, Police department and New Hanover County EMS arrived on the scene, they continued life saving measures but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
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