At 5:41 p.m. on Friday, September 2, the Duck Fire Department, Duck Surf Rescue, and Dare County EMS were dispatched to Buffell Head Drive after bystanders reported a person floating face down in the ocean.
The Good Samaritans were pulling the man from the water when rescue units arrived. Duck Fire and Dare County EMS initiated lifesaving measures, but despite all efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 57-year-old man has been identified as a visitor from Virginia. His name has not been released.