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W.Va. man dies while swimming at Virginia Beach

Monday - 7/9/2012, 11:17am  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A man who died while swimming at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach has been identified as a West Virginia resident.

Virginia Beach police said Monday that a lifeguard and bystanders pulled 43-year- old Dwight David Carpenter of Buckhannon, W.Va., out of the water after he appeared to be in distress. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The incident occurred Saturday afternoon. Police say Carpenter was visiting family members.

The medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death.

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