EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Emerald Isle beachgoers formed a human chain Wednesday afternoon to help rescue swimmers trapped in rip currents.

CBS 17 sister station WNCT reported earlier a drowning death at Emerald Isle. A 41-year-old man died while vacationing there Wednesday, according to the report. The Town of Emerald Isle confirmed the drowning on its Twitter page.

Officials advised those at North Carolina beaches to heed the warning flags.

"It was nuts. I've never seen anything like it," said Shane Gentry, who took the video.

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