A 64-year-old male was found floating face down near the Frisco Pier, Dare County, at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore reported.
Dare County Emergency Medical Services found the individual near the Frisco Pier and initiated resuscitation measures, but efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful.
The cause of death is unknown at this time and no other information was available, according to a Sunday press release.
National Weather Service had forecast a high risk of rip currents on Hatteras Island for Sunday. That means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of powerful or numerous rip currents along the beaches. The National Weather Service recommends that swimmers stay out of the water when a high risk is present.
“On behalf of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, I offer condolences to his family and friends,” said Seashore Superintendent David Hallac, who noted this is the seventh swimming-related fatality to occur in 2017 off the beaches of the Seashore