No word on condition of Glenn Poole

Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM.

A Havelock High School student who was the victim of a near drowning at Fort Macon is now being treated at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

The student, Glenn Poole, was with a group of students on a field trip Thursday when he had to be rescued from the Atlantic Ocean just after noon.

Poole was initially taken to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead and was in critical condition but was later transferred to the Greenville hospital.

A Vidant spokesman confirmed Friday that Poole was in the hospital but said his parents have requested that no information on his condition be released.

According to a release from Craven County Schools, about 40 students from four classes from Havelock High went on the field trip to the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and Fort Macon State Park.

The group, which included two teachers, had gone to the main bath house beach at Fort Macon where the incident occurred. With summer over, there were no lifeguards at the beach.

Poole apparently got caught in a rip current and had to be rescued, according to the release.

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