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RODANTHE, NC - JULY 03: Surfers David Grimes (L) and William Troy walk down the beach while mandatory evacuation orders are in effect for Hatteras Island, July 3, 2014 in Rodanthe, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks due to approaching Hurricane Arthur that has been upgraded to a category 2 hurricane. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

North Carolina is mourning the loss of a beloved teacher after she died helping to rescue two children stuck in a rip current along the North Carolina coast.

Jessica Embry was a fine arts teacher in New Hanover County for Ashley High School and she is one of several people credited for saving the lives of the children at Kure Beach this past Sunday. According to a statement from the Kure Beach Fire Department, their crews got a distress call in the evening about two children caught in a current. Embry was one of several civilians who worked to save the children.

“In an attempt to rescue the children, several bystanders and members of the Kure Beach Fire Department, entered the water and successfully brought the children to shore.” the statement from Kure Beach Fire Department read.

In the process of saving the two children, Embry became distressed as well and even though she was brought to the shore, life-saving measures failed and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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SOURCE: People