Officials identify swimmer who died after being pulled from ocean in Surf City
By WECT Staff | September 26, 2020 at 5:49 PM EDT – Updated September 28 at 5:20 PM
SURF CITY, N.C. (WECT) – Officials have identified the swimmer who died after being pulled from the ocean in Surf City Saturday afternoon.
According to a news release from the Surf City Fire Department, first responders were dispatched to Beach Access #8 in the 1200 block of North Shore Drive at around 12:38 p.m. after receiving reports of a swimmer who was in distress.
When Ocean Rescue arrived to the scene, they found by-standers attending to the victim — later identified as Kimberly Sabbagh, 44, of Bear Creek, NC — in the water.
Rescue personnel removed the Sabbagh from the ocean and started life-saving measures, however, she did not survive.
No other details have been released.
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