North Carolina man dies when paddle boat capsizes

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GRANDY, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a North Carolina man died when the paddle boat he was in capsized in the Currituck Sound.

Authorities tell local news outlets that 19-year-old Devineni Rahul of Cary was found dead Thursday evening in the water.

Capt. Mark Rich of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission says Rahul and another man launched from a private home in Grandy on the Currituck Sound. He says the small, plastic, self-propelled paddle boat took on water and capsized.

The survivor got to shore and yelled for help. A passerby called 911.

Rahul's body was found shortly afterward.

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