NC judge among 3 who drown off Brunswick beaches

NC judge among 3 who drown off Brunswick beaches

NC judge among 3 who drown off Brunswick beaches

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 6:29 PM

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (AP) -- Officials say a North Carolina judge and the woman he tried to rescue both drowned off Sunset Beach.
 
A third person also drowned off Ocean Isle Beach, and authorities say rip currents are to blame for all three deaths.
 
Authorities say 54-year-old Mitchell McLean died Wednesday while trying to help a husband and wife struggling in the water. McLean was the chief District Court judge for Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany and Yadkin counties.
 
Also killed was 55-year-old Maryanne Galway of Waxhaw. Authorities say her husband, Edward John Galway III, was treated at a hospital and released.
 
At Ocean Isle Beach, a 72-year-old Florida man drowned. Officials identified the man as William Nicolaro of Palm Harbor, Fla.
 
Nicolaro's adult son made it to shore and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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