One dead, two injured after water rescue in Ocean View

Posted at 8:40 PM, Jun 12, 2015

Norfolk, Va. - One man is dead after rescuing a teen who was struggling in the water off Ocean View Friday night.

Another man who tried to help the victim needed rescuing himself and was hospitalized.

The incident happened near the intersection of East Beach Street and 23rd Bay Street shortly before 7pm.

An adult and a teen were walking on a jetty and both slipped into the water, according to police. Neither could swim, but the victim, identified as 20-year-old Delvin Carter, was able to push the teenager back onto the jetty.

Carter immediately went underwater after rescuing the teen.

Another man entered the water in an attempt to assist Carter, but had to be rescued by bystanders after struggling to swim. That man was pulled safely to the shoreline and police and fire-rescue began CPR when they arrived.

Shortly after that man was transported to DePaul Hospital, Carter was located underwater by first responders and pronounced dead at the scene.

Both the teen and the rescued adult are expected to make a full recovery.