Man pulled from surf in Southern Shores dies

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SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. (WAVY) — A 68-year-old man is dead after being pulled from the surf in the Outer Banks on Saturday, police say. 

The Southern Shores Police Department says emergency crews were called out to the beach between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue for the man, who was unresponsive after he was pulled out of the ocean.

Bystanders performed CPR on the man until first responders arrived, police say. 

Witnesses told police the man and his wife appeared to have gotten caught in a rip current. 

Police have identified the man as John Albright of Blacksburg, Virginia. He owned a home in Southern Shore. 

Police later said a medical examiner later ruled Albright’s death as a cardiovascular disease.

Stay on WAVY.com for any updates. 

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