ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a father from Tennessee has drowned after trying to save his three daughters who got caught in a rip current off the North Carolina coast.

The Atlantic Beach Fire Department said in a news release that someone in a passing boat was able to save the girls Monday afternoon, but could not rescue 35-year-old Shackleford Banks before he lost consciousness.

Paramedics attempted CPR on Banks, but could not resuscitate him.

Authorities say Banks came to the beach on vacation from his Mountain City, Tennessee, home.

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