By Outer Banks Voice on September 8, 2020
The following statement on the fate of the man who went missing on Sept. 7 while swimming in the Currituck Sound was released tonight by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
At 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 8, Mr. Sundara Baskar Pooraswamy-Chinna was recovered from the Currituck Sound. He was found using a side scan sonar device utilized by Hertford County and Gates County Emergency Management. Once he was brought to the surface, he was taken to shore by the Currituck County Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Pooraswamy-Chinna was found was in approximately 8 feet of water just inside of Dare County, near the location that he was last seen. After an initial examination of his body, no foul play is suspected. Agencies assisting in the search include Currituck County Sheriff Department, Hertford County Emergency Management, Gates County Emergency Management, NC Marine Patrol, Crawford Township Fire Station, and NC Wildlife.