Man drowns at Emerald Isle beach; beachgoers form human chain to pull others from water

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EMERALD ISLE, N.C. -- Town officials confirmed that a man died Wednesday afternoon in Emerald Isle.

A 41-year-old man was pulled from the ocean around 2:30 p.m.

Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful.

The man's identity has not been released.

Dangerous surf conditions continue in Emerald Isle, and red flags remain in place along the town's entire stretch of beach.

Video shot by Shane Gentry and sent to FOX8 shows beachgoers forming a human chain and pulling people out of the water Wednesday.

The public is again advised to stay out of the ocean until further notice, town officials said. Dangerous surf conditions are expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

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