MANTEO, NC — Detectives are investigating a drowning that occurred in the Outer Banks Friday night after a body was found floating in the ocean at the southern tip of Hatteras Island.
National Park Service officials in North Carolina said they received a call on Friday, May 28 at around 9:34 p.m. for a report from a visitor to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore saying they had found a dead body in the Water at the end of Pole Road
Several staff members responded to the call. Including two marine rangers, the Dare County Emergency Medical Service and the Hatteras Island Rescue Service.
According to the official report The body of the person floating was a 46-year-old man from Falls Church. Virginia His family said he surfed and fished before drowning.
Police said the ocean conditions in the area were reported to be violent when the incident occurred. They have not released further details at this time.