• Ohio man dies in water off Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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    BUXTON, N.C. - A man from Ohio 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 from Bellbrook, Ohio, died Monday in the Atlantic Ocean near Buxton. A family member brought the man to shore, where bystanders unsuccessfully administered CPR.

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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.

    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."

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