July 30, 2014
Canadian visitor drowns off Salvo
A 51-year old French Canadian drowned off Salvo Monday, July 28, around 1:30 p.m.
Hatteras National Seashore acting chief ranger Ben McKay reported that
the man was snorkeling 30 yards offshore. He waved for help but was
next seen face-down.
Two Good Samaritans brought the man to
shore. CPR was started quickly by bystanders, but the man had already
turned blue around the mouth, reports McKay.
CPR was continued by Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue and Dare County Emergency Medical Services responders.
The victim was transported from the beach around Rampart Street to Ramp 23, where he was pronounced dead.
The victim's name is being withheld pending family notification.
Hatteras National Seashore chief ranger Paul Stevens is currently in
Leavenworth, Wash., where he is serving as liaison for the incident
commander for the active wildfires burning in Washington state.