WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C (WFMY)-- It has been a sad day at North Carolina beaches after reports of three separate drownings.
Officials confirm that three people died after drowning at Holden Beach, Sunset Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Media reports indicated that all three victims were men.
The first reported drowning happened at Wrightsville Beach around 11 a.m. A lifeguard on Stand 6 just south of Johnnie Mercers Pier noticed a man in distress in the water, Wrightsville Fire chief, Glen Rogers, confirmed to the Wilmington Star-News. The paper reports after the man was pulled from the waters rescuers tried CPR but it was unsuccessful.