64-year-old woman is third Outer Banks drowning death in one month

Posted at 7:50 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 22:25:25-04

OCRACOKE, N.C. – A 64-year-old woman died Thursday after getting caught in a rip current off Ocracoke, according to a Ranger with Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The woman’s teen daughter was also caught in the rip current while swimming and has been hospitalized.

The husband of the 64-year-old attempted a rescue but was unable to reach them.

No information on the child’s condition is available at this time.

This is the third drowning death in the Outer Banks area in the past month.

Officials recommend beach goers not to swim against a rip current if you find yourself in one. Instead, remain calm and swim across the current, parallel to the shore.

Stay with News 3 as more on this incident develops.