Accidental drowning in Emerald Isle
Town officials have confirmed a man drowned on Monday, August 2, 2021, in Emerald Isle.
Joshua Paul Bishop, 36, of Roanoke, VA, was confirmed deceased at 3 p.m. Monday at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, where he was transported after lifesaving efforts were initiated on scene by emergency responders.
Emerald Isle Emergency Services responded to a call at 2001 Ocean Drive at 1:48 p.m. Monday, regarding a male subject in the water.
Shortly after, Mr. Bishop was pulled from the water with the assistance of fire department personnel and two Ocean Rescue Lifeguards. He was transported by EMS to Carteret Health Care, where he was declared deceased.
The Town of Emerald Isle would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Bishop.