Man dies after trying to pull 2 teen girls from rip current at NC beach

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) –  A 56-year-old man died Saturday morning in Atlantic Beach after suffering cardiac arrest and drowning while trying to save two teenage girls from a rip current Saturday morning.

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The three were rescued from an unguarded beach near the Henderson Avenue public beach access in Atlantic Beach just before 11 a.m.

One girl was transported to a local hospital but is expected to be OK.

The Carteret County News-Times reported the other girl was not injured and did not have to be transported to a hospital.

Red flags are flying up and down the North Carolina coast Saturday for rough surf that is creating dangerous rip currents.

The rip current death is the second in a week along the Crystal Coast.

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Last Saturday, 17-year-old Elijah Hinnant of Goldsboro died after getting caught in a rip current in Emerald Isle.

— WNCN contributed to this report

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