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Body of missing swimmer found south of CHNS Ramp 23

Oct. 4, 2016

The body of a 55-year-old male caught in a rip current and pulled into the ocean off a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach in Salvo on Oct. 2 was found this morning just south of Ramp 23 in the Salvo area, according to Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac.

A park visitor reported it this morning at 7:36 a.m.

 Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue and the United States Coast Guard had responded quickly on Oct. 2, but were unable to locate the swimmer.  The Park Service has not released the name of the swimmer.

 “We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends,” Hallac said.

The National Weather Service reports that there is currently a moderate-to-high risk of dangerous rip currents along Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches during this storm period. For more information on rip currents safety go to http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov.

For an Observer story on rip currents and what kind of water to look for, click here.

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