The National Park Service says a vacationer drowned Thursday on Ocracoke Island.
Park Rangers say Frederick Samz from Fletcher was fishing at South Point when his fishing pole went into the water and he went in to retrieve it. The accident happened around 11:15 a.m.
Bystanders were performing CPR when authorities arrived, but the 72-year-old man was unresponsive.
Fletcher is near Asheville.
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