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UPDATE: Tourist drowns while helping rescue other swimmers

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — A tourist from West Virginia drowned last night at Bald Head Island apparently while trying to help other swimmers.

Investigators identified him at Kevin Scott Roberts, 43, of Nichols, WV. The StarNews reports his body was found around 8:30 p.m., a little more than an hour after he went missing near the Shoals Club on Station House Way.

The Coast Guard on Oak Island and a helicopter joined in the search for Roberts last night. Brunswick County dispatch says he was found in the water and taken to the Southport Marina.

Roberts reportedly was swept away by the currents after trying to help swimmers in distress.

Investigators say he was here with his family on vacation.

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