21 year old in critical condition after getting caught in riptide
posted by Keith Combs
A 21-year-old man is in critical condition after being caught in a rip tide off Atlantic Beach.
Five people from Greenville were swimming on the west end of Atlantic Beach, near the Doubletree Hotel around 11am Sunday morning when first responders were called to help them.
When fire rescue personnel arrived, all 5 people were out of the water in the sand.
Emergency crews performed CPR on the 21-year-old victim before transporting him to Carteret General Hospital where he is said to be in critical condition. He has since been airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
A 19-year-old girl was also taken to the hospital after inhaling water, but she is expected to be okay.
This is the second incident of people being caught in rip currents at Atlantic Beach this weekend.
A 56-year-old man died Saturday after entering the water to help two teenage girls who had gotten caught in a rip tide and were screaming in the water.