UPDATED: Kayaker dies off Haulover Sound Access north of Buxton

Published 4:29 pm Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Tuesday afternoon, August 3, a 20 year old man from Louisville, Kentucky died near the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Haulover Sound Access north of Buxton.

A kayak carrying three people capsized in the Pamlico Sound, according to CHNS. Two made it back to shore. The third person was reported missing at 1:37 p.m.

Hatteras Island Rescue Squad members launched a search with two boats and a personal watercraft. Rescue squad members found the body of the missing kayaker and returned to shore.

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A dozen members of the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad responded to the call, as well as National Park Service rangers, Dare County Emergency Medical Services and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.

Cause of death has not been released.