Man’s body found in water near Frisco Woods Campground

Posted at 3:31 PM, Aug 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-11 15:31:39-04

Dare County, N.C. – Authorities are trying to figure out the exact cause of death after a man’s body was found in the water near the Frisco Woods Campground.

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office received the report of the missing man over the weekend, according to Captain Jeff Deringer.

The call came in on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:42 p.m. from the Frisco Woods Campground. Dare County Sheriff’s Deputies and National Park Service Rangers began an attempt to find the missing man.

At approximately 9:42 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Ronald Jessen had been found in the water near the campground.

The Medical Examiner has not yet stated the cause of death, nor circumstance in which Jessen passed away, officials say.

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office extends its condolences to the family.