Dare County Emergency Medical Services, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore Rangers arrived on the scene, and resuscitation measures continued in the ambulance.
Although rip currents were forecast for the area and the individual was found in the water, the cause of death is unknown at this time.
This is the first swimming-related fatality off the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in 2018. There were seven swimming-related fatalities in 2017, and eight in 2016.
National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac expressed his sadness. “On behalf of the Seashore, I extend my sympathy to the family and friends of the victim.”