Buxton man dies after being helped to shore at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

The northern entrance to Cape Hatteras National Seashore at Whalebone Junction in Nags Head. [Sam Walker photo]

A 66-year-old male from Buxton died Wednesday afternoon after being helped to shore at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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According to a release from the National Park Service, the man collapsed on the beach after being rescued from the ocean by bystanders. The bystanders immediately began CPR efforts.

After arriving at the scene of the medical-related incident, Dare County Emergency Medical Services continued CPR, which was not successful.

The incident occurred on an oceanside beach across from Sandy Bay on Hatteras Island.

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