Hatteras Inlet.
Hatteras Inlet. Photo: C. Leinbach

From NC Wildlife Resource Commission

Update: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission issued a correction. The name of the woman is Brandi A. Lash. The news story has been updated.

A 29-year-old Virginia woman died today after a boating accident in Hatteras Inlet.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in a press release issued Sept. 6 reported that at around 2 p.m., Hyde County 911 received a report of a serious boating incident in the vicinity of Hatteras Inlet near the Ocracoke ferry dock.

A rented vessel from Hatteras Parasail was traveling southwest across Hatteras Inlet when it ran aground on a sand shoal, the commission said in the release.

Brandi A. Lash of Round Hill, Virginia, was ejected from the vessel and then run over by the same vessel, the commission reported. She has died as a result of her injuries and her next of kin have been notified. N.C. Wildlife is investigating the incident.

Numerous agencies responded to the scene, including the National Park Service, U.S. Coast Guard, Hyde County Sheriff’s office, Hyde County EMS and NC Wildlife officers.