Man drowns at Caswell Beach

Published: Aug. 14, 2017 at 8:12 AM EDT
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A North Carolina man has drowned during a family trip to a beach.

Caswell Beach police Captain Sam Massey tells local media that 39-year-old Telley Knight of Clayton went missing for about 15 minutes Saturday afternoon at a public beach. He was eventually pulled out of the water by some swimmers a few yards down from where his family last saw him.

Massey says that several first responders and CPR-trained bystanders tried to resuscitate Knight until paramedics took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Massey says that a state chief medical examiner ruled the death an accidental drowning.