New York man dies after being pulled from surf off Duck

By on August 26, 2015

A 46-year-old man from western New York died after being pulled from the surf unresponsive Monday morning off Duck.

According to a town statement, emergency personnel responded Monday morning to the beach off Dianne Street in the Northpoint subdivision, where they found bystanders administering CPR to the man.

Dare County EMS arrived and transported the man to The Outer Banks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:11 p.m.

The victim was identified as Ronald J. Walls, III of Henrietta, N.Y.

Surf conditions at the time of the incident were moderate, with a wave height of 4 to 6 feet, and no rip currents were visible during the incident, according to the statement.

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