Drowning victim recovered in Nags Head has been identified

By on July 3, 2024

(Town of Nags Head)

JULY 8 Update: The Town of Nags Head has reported that the 18-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio who died after being pulled from the ocean on July 3, has been identified as Ibrahim Salam Sankoh.

Drowning victim recovered in Nags Head

JULY 3, 2024: An 18-year-old visitor from Columbus, Ohio has died after being pulled from the ocean on Wednesday, July 3.

At approximately 2:51 p.m., Nags Head’s Fire and Rescue and Police Departments were dispatched to the Gull Street public beach access in the 7100 block of South Virginia Dare Trail for three swimmers in distress. Two of the swimmers successfully returned to shore, with one being assisted by a Nags Head lifeguard. Both individuals were promptly transported to The Outer Banks Hospital for medical evaluation. The third swimmer could not be immediately located.

Aerial support was requested, but before their arrival, a Nags Head police officer deployed a drone, successfully locating the missing swimmer. The individual was then brought to shore by Nags Head lifeguards and transported to The Outer Banks Hospital by Dare County EMS. Despite the rapid response and medical intervention, the swimmer was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

The Town of Nags Head’s thoughts are with the man’s family and friends after this tragic event. His name has not been released. Thank you to Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue for their assistance.

For local information on water and beach safety visit LovetheBeachRespecttheOcean.com.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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  • Glenn

    So very tragic & sad. Our thoughts & prayers with the family & friends of the young person who lost his life. Wishing the other two persons a speedy recovery. Prayers for all.

    Wednesday, Jul 3 @ 6:20 pm
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