approximately 2:00 am on Monday, April 10, National Park Service Law
Enforcement Rangers responded to a report of an unresponsive male near
Ramp 34, just north of Avon, North Carolina. A citizen or visitor
walking on the beach early this morning found the victim and called 911.
arrival on the beach, Rangers discovered a deceased male appearing to
be in his mid-thirties. National Park Service rangers, Dare County Sheriff's Department,
and Ocean Rescue from Avon all responded to the incident.
deceased male has been identified as Christopher Fletcher from
Riverdale, Georgia. He was 34 years old. His family has been notified.
Law enforcement officials continue to investigate. Additional details will be released once they become