Man in serious condition after being rescued in Brunswick Co.

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — One person is in the hospital after he was rescued from the water near Lockwood Folly Inlet Tuesday night.

According to a release from Holden Beach Police, Brunswick County Emergency Personnel were dispatched to a water rescue near the Lockwood Folly Inlet just before 5:30 p.m.

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Robert Brown, 63, of Oak Island, was found wearing his personal flotation device by nearby boaters, who pulled him from the water and called 911.

The boaters took Brown to the Wildlife Ramp on Holden Beach, where emergency crews were waiting.

Brown was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and is in serious condition.



He had a 14 foot green kayak that has not been found.

The incident is still under investigation.