Greenville Man Died While Swimming At Pine Knoll Shores

A local man died Sunday when he was reportedly swimming in the ocean for the first time.

The Pine Knoll Shores Fire Department said a 26-year-old man from Greenville died Sunday when a wave hit him near the Iron Steamer beach access point.

Authorities say the man was with several co-workers when he was hit by a large wave and killed.

Police have not yet released the man's name, saying his family in Africa had not been notified.

Red flags were flying when the man went under.

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