Contrary to a post on Facebook, there were no reported drownings off Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Tuesday.
The National Park Service sent an email to media outlets addressing inquiries about a rip-current related drowning off the beach in Frisco.
“To our knowledge, no water-related fatalities occurred at Cape Hatteras National Seashore today,” according Cape Hatteras National Seashore public affairs.
The report on Tuesday stemmed from the sharing of a link to a video from WITN-TV that originally aired in June 2018, when there were a pair of water-related deaths off National Seashore beaches in the span of a week.
The video had no date, and the post made it appear the incident happened on Tuesday.
There have been three water-related fatalities off Cape Hatteras National Seashore this year, with the most recent involving a 75-year-old man from upstate New York on Saturday.