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Victim identified in Caswell Beach drowning

A 39-year-old man nearly drowned at Caswell Beach just before 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. (Source: Raycom Media) A 39-year-old man nearly drowned at Caswell Beach just before 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. (Source: Raycom Media)
CASWELL BEACH, NC (WECT) -

A Clayton man drowned in Caswell Beach Saturday.

According to Caswell Beach Police Captain Sam Massey, Telley Knight, 39, drowned just before 4 p.m. He was visiting the beach with his family.

He was unaccounted for for about 15 minutes.

Knight was eventually found unconscious near the 600 block of Caswell Beach Road.

Bystanders performed CPR on him until EMS arrived.

Once EMS arrived, Knight was taken to Dosher Memorial Hospital. 

Massey said Knight was still unconscious when he was taken to the hospital.  

He later was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

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