ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WSET) -- A father from Virginia died Friday after officials said he swam into the Atlantic Ocean to help his daughters who were having trouble swimming.
His children were brought back to shore safely, a witness told the newspaper.
EMS crews said Joy drowned near Bogue Banks at around 7:13 p.m. Friday.
On-duty lifeguards leave the beach around 5:30 p.m. during summer months.
The newspaper reported that Friday was a 'yellow flag' day and swimmers were told to swim with caution due to moderate currents.