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Doctor, nurses on beach rush to save unconscious man

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Jul 27 2013 08:16:08 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 27 2013 08:18:35 PM CDT
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CARTERET COUNTY -

A man in Carteret County is pulled from the water at Fort Macon State Park while unconscious.  A doctor and nurses who happened to be at the scene performed CPR on the man to help save his life.

Atlantic Beach fire officials say it happened just before 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The 35-year-old man is from Beaufort.  Officials say he was swimming with his children when he went under the water and didn't come back up to the surface.  Bystanders then pulled him out of the water.  That's when the doctor and nurses on scene began performing CPR.

Atlantic Beach firefighters continued working to save the man's life once they arrived on scene.

The man was taken to Carteret General Hospital.  When officials left the hospital they say the man was talking and in stable condition.