UPDATE: Boater Pulled From Water Along Washington Waterfront Dies

North Carolina Wildlife officers say a boater that was pulled from the water along the Washington Waterfront Friday has died.

61-year-old James Langston of Winterville was pronounced dead at the hospital on Friday.

Officials say Langston was on a boat with one other person when he fell off. The second person jumped in after him.

Officials say the boat then floated towards the shore and a good samaritan jumped into the boat and saved the second person. Another person nearby called 911. Rescue crews pulled Langston's body from the water.

Officials believe medical issues may have contributed to the death of Langston. His body has been taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

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The condition of a boater pulled from the water along the Washington waterfront Friday night is unknown.

Crews were called out for the possibility of two people in the water near the railroad trestle after 9:00 p.m.

The two were located a short time later. EMS had to perform CPR on one of the individuals who was transported to the hospital. The other did not need treatment

Police say one boater fell in the water and the other then jumped in after him.

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