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Body of 18-year-old Columbus man found in ocean in North Carolina: reports

Body of 18-year-old Columbus man found in ocean in North Carolina: reports

One of three swimmers in distress in the ocean in North Carolina died Wednesday.

Multiple reports say the Nags Head Fire and Rescue Department and the Nags Head Police Department responded to the Gull Street public beach access on the South Virginia Dare Trail shortly before 3 p.m. after three swimmers were found in distress.

Two managed to return, one of them was helped by a lifeguard, but another remained missing. According to WRAL, police deployed a drone to find the missing swimmer.

The swimmer was taken to hospital after being recovered by a lifeguard, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The victim’s identity has not been released, but police and fire officials said he was from Columbus, Ohio.