At 11:23 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, the Duck Fire Department, Duck Surf Rescue, Duck Police Department, and Dare County EMS were dispatched to Ocean Crest Way in the Oceancrest subdivision in Duck after bystanders reported a swimmer in distress. A Good Samaritan pulled the individual from the water. The individual was unresponsive.
Bystanders initiated lifesaving measures until First Responders took over medical efforts upon arrival. Despite all efforts, the patient was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:15 p.m. by Dare County EMS.
The 80-year-old man has been identified as a visitor from Schaumburg, Illinois.