10 Year Old Dies After Caught In Rip Current At Carolina Beach

The coast guard says a rescue swimmer performed CPR on a 10-year-old boy but he and other emergency medical personnel were unable to resuscitate him after finding him unresponsive in the surf of Carolina Beach at 4:18 p.m. Saturday.

Parents and lifeguards searched for the boy after he was caught in a rip tide and disappeared in the surf for more than two hours.


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  • by What... Location: Where on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:17 PM
    What is wrong with you critical people? BigFruitBasket is sitting on his/her high horse b/c he/her helped edit a story? Then, defending the fact that the ONLY reason the comment was posted on this page was to do JUST that "job"?!?! Sick. Where on CB did this happen? It's too early for lifeguards and the water is still pretty cold, so I'm sure all of that played into this tragedy. Growing up as a "beach bum", I can tell you that I've had TOO MANY near drowning experiences. That's how you learn. Unfortunately, you cannot always control the outcome b/c the ocean is a very powerful thing that should be respected. Just get the info out there about rip currents and what to do when caught. We were taught at a very early age as to what you do, but many vacationers don't understand that you have to IMPRINT this info into your brain so that you don't become anxious and are able to think. ALL very hard to do when you think you're drowning, especially for a 10 YO. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Aug 11, 2009 at 01:30 PM
    SassyMom--I win. Neener, neener, neener.
  • by SassyMom Location: ENC on Aug 11, 2009 at 08:31 AM
    Well 'bigfruit" don't you feel like an important person now??? Goody goody for you! BFD!
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Aug 10, 2009 at 02:18 PM
    SassyMom--check the article now. It has been corrected. No more comments for you.
  • by SassyMom Location: ENC on Aug 10, 2009 at 01:37 PM
    I have a life, thank you very much "bigfruit". I just happen to believe that there are bigger embarrassments in life than a misspelled word. A "life" would not include scanning every article written online for misspelled words so that I could correct someone and "try" and make them feel ignorant for having made the mistake. It takes away from the real issue and that's getting the news out there for the public to view. The difference between an "a" and an "e" is not that significant and doesn't make the story any less readable. Do-gooder!
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:43 AM
    SassyMom--get a life. I agree with you 100%--this is a tragedy, no doubt. I was hoping to spare the writer of this story some embarrassment. If you are in the news business, accuracy and grammar are important. Usually, when I catch an error like this, the WITN folks correct it.
  • by SassyMom Location: ENC on Aug 10, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    My thoughts are with this family. I'm sure that they are suffering an internal battle right now of guilt b/c it happened on their watch. To "bigfruitbasket"- seriously? This article is one of grief and sadness and you want to correct someone's spelling and grammar. Not much to do with your time huh?
  • by anon on Aug 9, 2009 at 07:30 PM
    Has there been anymore information concerning this tragedy? My thoughts and prayers go out to this family.
  • by annoyed Location: obx on Aug 9, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    seriously fruitbasket the first thing that comes to your mind after reading this article is to post a comment about something so trivial as grammar?! YOU have issues!! my thoughts and prayers are with this family during their horrific loss
  • by Rightwing Location: Greenville, NC on Aug 9, 2009 at 04:42 PM
    This is so heartbreaking. We just returned from a weekend at the beach a few hours ago, and hearing this news makes me wanna hug my children a little tighter.
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