Swimming-related fatality off Cape Hatteras
National Seashore in Frisco
3:55 p.m. on Sunday, October, 8, 2017, a 64 year old male was found
floating face down near the beaches of Cape Hatteras National
Seashore. Dare County Emergency Medical Services found the
individual near the Frisco Pier and initiated resuscitation measures;
however, the efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful.
A high risk of rip currents was forecast by the National Weather
Service on Hatteras Island for today. The National Weather
Service's high risk forecast means that wind, wave and tide conditions
support the development of powerful or numerous rip currents along the
beaches. The National Weather Service recommends that you stay out of
the water when a high risk is present.
Although rip currents were reported in the area and the individual was
found in the water, the cause of death is unknown at this time.
Superintendent David Hallac indicated that this is the 7th
swimming-related fatality to occur in 2017 off the beaches of Cape
Hatteras National Seashore and stated, "On behalf of Cape Hatteras
National Seashore, I offer condolences to his family and friends."