School orchestra director dies while saving kids from drowningmain
A North Carolina fine arts and orchestra teacher died on Sunday while helping rescue of two children who were caught in a rip tide.
Jessica Embry, a fine arts teacher and orchestra director at Ashley High School, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“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,” police said. “The Kure Beach Police Department commends the heroic efforts and sacrifice made by Jessica Embry, bystanders, and rescuers. Jessica Embry, along with all involved, is credited with saving the lives of the children.”