North Carolina man dies while swimming in ocean off CHNS

Published 9:13 am Saturday, October 2, 2021

A 55-year-old man from Horse Shoe, North Carolina died the morning of Oct. 1, 2021 in the Atlantic Ocean near the northern entrance to the village of Buxton, according to a Cape Hatteras National Seashore press release.

At 10:54 a.m., a friend of the 55-year-old male called 911 to report the incident.

It was reported that the swimmer expressed feeling fatigued in the ocean with no flotation available.

Rip currents are not believed to be a factor in his death and were not present at the scene.

Hatteras Island Rescue Squad personnel went into the ocean and brought the man to shore.

CPR was performed by the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad and Dare County Emergency Medical Services.

National Park Service rangers and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.

No further details are available as of mid-afternoon Friday.

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