Ohio man vacationing at N. Topsail Beach resuscitated after being pulled from ocean

Ohio man vacationing at N. Topsail Beach resuscitated after being pulled from ocean

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WECT) - An Ohio man vacationing at North Topsail Island with his family was resuscitated by emergency officials after being pulled from the ocean Wednesday afternoon.

According to WITN, the incident happened in the 400 block of New River Inlet Road, near beach access 32, around 1:30 p.m.

Eyewitnesses told WITN that the 57-year-old man was swimming with his family when they noticed he was in distress. Bystanders pulled the victim to shore and called 911.

Onslow County emergency personnel responded the scene and performed CPR on the victim. EMS officials managed to resuscitate the victim before he was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Officials say the 57-year-old man suffered a heart attack.

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