Man critical after fall from NC beach pier

EMERALD ISLE, NC (WNCN) — A man fell off Bogue Inlet fishing pier Saturday around 11:30 a.m.

Daniel Flores, 41, of Raleigh, fell off the pier and landed in three feet of water.

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Several bystanders helped pull the man to shore.

Mark Warren, of Emerald Isle, was the second person to arrive in the water to help the man.

“(I’m) thankful he is alive and praying he survives,” Warren told WNCN.

He was recovered from the water and treated by Emerald Isle EMS.

Flores was then taken to Carteret General Hospital and later transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

He is listed in critical condition.

Authorities told WITN-TV that alcohol could have been a factor in the man’s fall.

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