NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — A Maryland man who died Thursday after swimming in North Carolina’s Outer Banks is the third person found dead in the surf there in the last week.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the 51-year-old victim from Davidsonville, Maryland, was seen floating face down in the surf Thursday at about 3 p.m. His name was not released.

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Nags Head Ocean Rescue responded and tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

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A 58-year-old National Weather Service administrator died in the ocean off Duck on Monday. A 75-year-old New York man died Sept. 28 off Hatteras Village trying to escape the rip current.

Rip current warnings have been issued recently along the Outer Banks.

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