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Man dies after collapsing on Outer Banks beach

A 66-year-old man collapsed on the beach after being rescued from the ocean by bystanders. CPR efforts were unsuccessful, and he died at the scene.
Credit: Angelo Vargas

MANTEO, N.C. — A man died after being helped to shore at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Wednesday afternoon.

According to the National Park Service, a 66-year-old man collapsed on the beach after being rescued from the ocean by bystanders. The bystanders immediately began CPR.

Officials with the Dare County Emergency Medical Services continued CPR; however, their efforts were unsuccessful.

Officials have not yet released the man's name or the exact cause of death.

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