On Friday morning, October 1, a 55-year-old man from Horse Shoe, N.C. died in the Atlantic Ocean near the northern entrance to the village of Buxton on Hatteras Island.
At 10:54 a.m., a friend of the 55-year-old man called 911 regarding the incident. It was reported that the swimmer said he was feeling fatigued while in the ocean, with no flotation available.
Hatteras Island Rescue Squad personnel arrived at the scene, and went into the ocean and brought the man to shore. CPR was performed by the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad and Dare County Emergency Medical Services, but was unsuccessful.
Rip currents are not believed to be a factor in his death, and were not observed in the area at the time
National Park Service rangers and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.