Man and boy were July 5 Manteo drowning victims

By on July 6, 2020

(Dare County)

The Dare County Sheriff’s office has forwarded this statement, attributed to Dare County EMS Chief Jennie Collins, about the two people who were pulled out of swimming area in Manteo by divers on July 5.

Officials say two swimmers drowned in the Croatan Sound on Roanoke Island Sunday morning. Dare County EMS Chief Jennie Collins told WITN they received a 911 call shortly after 11 a.m. for two missing swimmers at the Old Swimming Hole off Airport Road in Manteo. Once rescue crews got there, divers from the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department pulled a 13-year old boy and a 30-year old man from the water. Collins said emergency responders attempted life-saving measures on the two victims but were unsuccessful.

The identity of the two victims is not yet being released. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office also assisted on the call.

Update: Here is a link to a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for funeral expenses for the two who drowned, identified as Zaqueo and Henon Romero




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  • Kristy Caton

    This is Not A Post. U did not make available to the public my post. The “Old Swinning Hole” should be closed to swimmers. I didn’t post that, just because. It was a warning, it should b closed to swimmers. Check out the lives lost at the “Old Swimming Hole”. History will reveal more souls than most can recall.

    Wednesday, Jul 8 @ 9:52 pm