Third Drowning Victim This Summer Off Emerald Isle

There's been another drowning at Emerald Isle, the third one this summer.

Police say a 48-year-old Ohio man drowned Tuesday while swimming with his son in the 9400 block of Ocean Drive around 3:50 p.m.

Timothy Jackson of Rushville, Ohio was on vacation with his family.

Witnesses say Jackson was caught up in the rip current while swimming and was pulled into deep water. The man began yelling and several bystanders tried to help him. The man was unresponsive by the time they were able to get to him. CPR was started but emergency crews were unable to resuscitate Jackson.

Also Tuesday, four people were rescued on Ocracoke Island due to dangerous rip currents.

In June two other people drowned in Emerald Isle because of strong ocean currents.

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