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Mitchell McLean, Triad Judge, Drowns Trying To Save Married Couple

11:43 AM, Jul 4, 2013   |    comments
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Sunset Beach, NC -- Officials say a North Carolina judge and the woman he tried to rescue both drowned off Sunset Beach.
A third person also drowned off Ocean Isle Beach, and authorities say rip currents are to blame for all three deaths.

Authorities say 54-year-old Mitchell McLean died Wednesday while trying to help a husband and wife struggling in the water. McLean was the chief District Court judge for Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany and Yadkin counties.

Also killed was 55-year-old Mary Anne Galway of Waxhaw. Authorities say her husband, Edward John Galway III, was treated at a hospital and released.

At Ocean Isle Beach, a 72-year-old Florida man drowned. Officials identified the man as William Nicolaro of Palm Harbor, Fla. Nicolaro's adult son made it to shore and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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