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UPDATE: Woman who died in ocean off Sunset Beach identified

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SUNSET BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Sunset Beach Police say Patricia Marie Rene, of Carolina Shores, died in the ocean Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Joseph Smith says a distress call came in around 11:30 a.m. for a woman who was unresponsive in the water near the 1st Street access near the fishing pier.

The 63-year-old woman was pulled to shore by unidentified beach goers. Life saving measures were attempted until EMS arrived. Deputy Chief Smith says she was pronounced dead at Brunswick Medical Center.

Smith says there were no rip currents involved and he does not suspect foul play. He says, at this point, the medical examiner has not determined if the cause of death was a drowning or another medical emergency.

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