NC-based Marine dies after being pulled from Emerald Isle surf

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EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Justin Andrew Hinds, 28 of Avondale, Arizona has passed away after being pulled from the water in Emerald Isle on Saturday.

Officials say EMS got a call around 4:23 p.m., when they arrived, friends had pulled hinds from the water.

He was taken to Carteret Health, where he died.

Town beach parks were marked with yellow flags, winds were out of the southwest at 10-15 mph, the water was around 67 degrees, and surf conditions were reported at 3-5 feet, according to officials.

Hinds was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville.

No other information was available.

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