Bellbrook man, 53, dies in Atlantic Ocean

Published: Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 6:16 PM
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 6:16 PM

Bellbrook man dies in Atlantic Ocean

A Bellbrook man has died in the waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore at a time when a high risk of rip currents was forecast.

Seashore officials say in a news release that the 53-year-old man died Monday in the Atlantic Ocean near Buxton. A family member brought the man to shore, where bystanders unsuccessfully administered CPR.

The man’s name has not been released.

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National Park Service rangers and local emergency responders came to the scene. The cause of death won’t be known until a medical examination is performed, although officials described it as water related.

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A high risk of rip currents was forecast for most of the beaches along the seashore on Monday. That means that “wind and/or wave conditions support dangerous rip currents. Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the surf.”