Cary woman dies after being pulled unconscious from water at Wrightsville Beach

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Monday, October 9, 2017
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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH (WTVD) -- A Cary woman is dead after police said she was found unconscious in the ocean.

According to officers, Kerry Sullivan, 52, was pulled out of the water at Wrightsville Beach by bystanders and family members Saturday evening.

The Wrightsville Fire Department said the incident occurred about a quarter of a mile north of Crystal Pier around 5 p.m

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Once Sullivan was out of the water, those who pulled her out started CPR.

Multiple crews arrived to help; however, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wrightsville Beach police said due to the nature of the incident, they believed Sullivan drowned. However, the State Medical Examiner's Office has yet to make an official ruling.