Body washes up on Carolina Beach

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Police say a body has washed ashore at a North Carolina beach. 

Carolina Beach Police Sgt. Scott Hettinger tells news outlets that officers received a call late Thursday night about a body in the surf. 

Authorities said in a news release that a good Samaritan pulled a man's body out of the water, but when emergency personnel arrived, they said the man was dead.

The news release says while police have identified the man, his name will not be released until next of kin has been notified.

Police say the official cause of death will be determined by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, but foul play is not suspected.