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Va. man who drowned in OBX ID’d

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Jun 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-21 19:51:34-04

A Virginia man who died after swimming off the Outer Banks has been identified.

Nags Head officials pulled two men to shore Wednesday afternoon – 49-year-old Gregory Balsley of Stanton died and 21-year-old Justin Thomas is expected to make a full recovery.

A rip current was present at the time of the accident, but they are still investigating whether drowning was the primary cause of death.