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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 3:03 pm | Updated: 6:10 pm, Fri Aug 9, 2013.


Emerald Isle authorities said Friday afternoon that a man pulled from the surf earlier in the day has died.

David Bruce Bowman, 65, of Athens, Ohio, was vacationing here with his wife at property in the 4600 block of the beach strand of Emerald Isle. According to the release from Emerald Isle Police Chief Jeff Waters, Mr. Bowman had been swimming with his wife when she returned to the beach. Mr. Bowman remained in the water to continue swimming.

Witnesses reported seeing something floating in the water a short time later and went to help. Mr. Bowman was pulled to the shore by his wife and other bystanders and CPR was initiated.

EMS personnel arrived on scene and continued the CPR while transporting Mr. Bowman to Carteret General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Chief Waters said police were not yet sure whether medical conditions may have played a role in this incident.

The investigation will not be finalized until the medical examiner's findings are released.


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