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NC man drowns while trying to help child

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EMERALD ISLE, N.C. -- A North Carolina man has drowned while trying to rescue a child in the water off Emerald Isle.

Multiple media outlets reported that 31-year-old Jeremy Lee Crandall of Hubert was pronounced dead Sunday at Carteret General Hospital.

Emerald Isle police say several surfers tried to help three children who were in distress in the water. When emergency officials arrived, all three children were safe, but Crandall was
missing.

Witnesses say they last saw Crandall giving his surfboard to one of the drowning children. Emergency workers later found Crandall in the water.

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