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Death of swimmer reported on Duck beach

The Town of Duck reported the death of a swimmer at one of their beaches.

According to the statement released Monday morning, Duck Surf Rescue lifeguards entered the water to rescue a swimmer lying face down at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020. Duck Fire Department, Duck Police Department and Dare County EMS units were dispatched to the beach access at Carroll Drive.

The adult male was unresponsive and the town’s press release stated CPR was initiated by lifeguards and bystanders. Duck Public Safety personnel assisted Dare County EMS with patient care on scene.

“Despite all efforts, the patient was pronounced dead,” continued the release. “It is not believed that a rip current was involved.”

Duck Public Safety officials “urge beach goers to swim near a lifeguard and to ask surf rescue personnel about ocean conditions near them,” stated the release. “Know your limits; if the conditions exceed your capability, don’t swim.”

Further information about the man’s identity or possible underlying conditions is not available from the Town of Duck, however the release indicates he is a local.

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