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Hatteras Inlet boating incident results in death of Virginia woman

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Law Enforcement Division has reported that a Monday afternoon boating incident resulted in a fatality.

According to information from Sgt. John Beardsley, on September 6, 2021 at approximately 2 p.m., “Hyde County 911 received a report of a serious boating incident in the vicinity of Hatteras Inlet near the Ocracoke ferry dock. A rented vessel from Hatteras Parasail was traveling South West across Hatteras Inlet when it ran aground on a sand shoal.”

Brandi A. Lash, 29, of Round Hill, Va., was ejected from the 21′ Carolina Skiff and then run over by the same vessel, stated the information from Beardsley. Lash died as a result of her injuries and her family has been notified.

Beardsley stated on Tuesday morning, September 7 that contributing factors included inexperience and hazardous waters.

Numerous agencies responded to the scene including the National Park Service, United States Coast Guard, Hyde County Sheriff’s Office and NC Wildlife officers. NC Wildlife has taken lead in the investigation of the incident.

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