ATLANTIC BEACH — Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Mike Simpson confirmed that ABFD first responders were dispatched to the beach strand in the area of Henderson Boulevard at 2:38 p.m. Saturday for a person pulled from the water with CPR in progress.

Chief Simpson said ABFD first responders arrived to find CPR being performed by bystanders on an elderly male patient.  Bystanders retrieved an AED from an unknown location and were attempting resuscitation.

The patient was transported by ABFD to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City. Chief Simpson said the patient’s condition upon arrival at the hospital was critical and his current condition was unknown.

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