75-year-old dies in rip current at Outer Banks beach, North Carolina officials say

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A 75-year-old man got caught in a rip current and died over the weekend at North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

The New York man was swimming in the ocean at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Saturday afternoon with another person when he got caught in a rip current, according to a release from the National Park Service.

He tried to get to safety but passed out, and the other swimmer and bystanders pulled him from the water and called 911, the release said.

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