Surfing-Related Fatality Occurs Off Beach in Rodanthe
During the afternoon of
September 21, 2017, a male with a surfboard attached to his
ankle, was observed floating face-down in the water just north of the
village of Rodanthe at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Bystanders brought the 66-year-old male from North Carolina to shore
and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts. Shortly
thereafter, Dare County Emergency Medical Services, Chicamacomico Banks
Water Rescue, and National Park Service rangers arrived on scene and it
was determined that the individual had died. The cause of death is
unknown at this time.
Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac said, “Cape Hatteras
National Seashore extends our condolences to his family and friends
during this very difficult time."