Shaking Swimming World to Core, North Carolina Claims Another Victim, Less Than 48 Hours After 2 Back-to-Back Labor Day Tragedies

Published 09/09/2023, 7:25 AM EDT

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North Carolina continues to suffer from multiple swimming mishaps. Just this week alone, the state has already reported three drownings. On Monday, authorities disclosed that a 28-year-old woman had reportedly died in Avon at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Following this, another water-related casualty took place at the southern Hatteras Island of the same locale, where an Ohio man was found dead. The authorities recovered the body of a 16-year-old from North Topsail Beach, who had disappeared earlier this week.

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Recently, authorities and locals have been rocked for the fourth time in a week as another drowning was reported in the state, post the Labor Day misfortunes. Officials claimed that a swimming mishap at North Carolina’s Outer Banks caused the death of a 36-year-old man.

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In just this past week, the news of a fourth water-related death surfaced in North Carolina. A 36-year-old man from Enfield, Connecticut drowned off Nags Head Beach, according to reports. Nags Head Fire and Ocean Rescue and Police departments sprung to action when an emergency call around 5:50 p.m. informed them of a man in distress. They quickly reached the scene, recovered the victim from the water, and performed CPR on him, but to no avail. Shortly after authorities transported him to the Outer Banks Hospital, the 36-year-old was pronounced dead.

This consecutive water-related death comes after authorities had earlier warned beachgoers about strong, life-threatening rip currents. According to a Yahoo report, David Hallac, superintendent of National Parks of Eastern North Carolina said, “Visitors wading into the surf, even as shallow as waist deep, may be overcome by large waves, suffer injuries, and may be overtaken by rough ocean conditions making it difficult, if not impossible, for all but the strongest, most experienced swimmers to survive.” Despite warnings, multiple drownings were reported, but North Carolina wasn’t the only state that suffered a difficult Labor Day weekend.

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Multiple drownings reported in New Jersey

This past Labor Day weekend recorded at least 14 fatal drownings across the United States. In New Jersey alone, 4 cases of water-related deaths were reported while dozens were safely rescued by authorities. Hurricane Franklin resulted in dangerous, life-threatening rip currents with a Dominican Republic national drowning in Beach Haven. While another swimming-related accident was reported in Belmar, where a 42-year-old male drowned due to strong currents. In Seaside Park, a 31-year-old man was also reported dead due to a water-related accident.

Labor Day Horrors Continue to Haunt America as 4th Swimming Enthusiast Gets Washed off New Jersey Shore

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The latest New Jersey drowning victim was identified as 43-year-old Mark Costin, who died while saving his daughter around Strathmere Beach. With multiple casualties being reported in North Carolina and other parts of the USA, authorities and local communities should come up with joint solutions in order to tackle these persisting drownings.

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Vaibhav Singh Bisht

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Vaibhav Singh Bisht is a sports writer for Essentially Sports. He holds a Masters's degree in Mass Communication with a specialization in Advertising and Corporate Communication. Vaibhav has experience working in the Public Relations industry previously.
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