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Roanoke man drowns in Atlantic Ocean while in North Carolina

Incident happened on Monday in Emerald Isle, N.C.

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A 36-year-old Roanoke man died Monday after an accidental drowning in North Carolina, according to officials.

The town of Emerald Isle announced that Joshua Paul Bishop died at 3 p.m. while being treated at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

He was taken there after first responders pulled him from the ocean shortly before 2 p.m.

Fire department personnel and two Ocean Rescue Lifeguards responded to the 911 call.


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