49-year-old woman drowns while visiting Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle (Photo: WNCT)

EMERALD ISLE, NC (WNCT) — The town of Emerald Isle says a 49-year old Kentucky woman drowned while visiting Emerald Isle Sunday evening.

The woman was identified as Donna S. Miller, from Clay City in Kentucky.

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Miller was visiting Emerald Isle with a close friend and the friend’s 9-year old daughter.

Town officials said the three were reportedly caught in a rip current shortly before 7:00 p.m. near The Islander Hotel, where the three were staying for their weekend trip to the beach.

Two of them made it safely back to shore.

Miller was located shortly face down in the water and was brought to shore by bystanders, officials said.

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