Kill Devil Hills man, 62, dies in rough surf from offshore storm

By on July 7, 2018

No Swimming Flag (Town of Duck)Despite the red “No Swimming” flags posted by lifeguards, a 62-year-old Kill Devil Hills man died Saturday in rough surf stirred up by an offshore storm.

The man was reported missing around 12:15 p.m., then was spotted in the water near Fourth Street about 15 minutes later.

The nearshore current was strong and moved the man quickly to the south, according to a town news release.

Kill Devil Hills lifeguard crews at Second Street entered the water to help, and the unresponsive man was pulled from the ocean.

CPR was immediately initiated and maintained by lifeguards, with the assistance of Kill Devil Hills Fire Department personnel. The man was transported by Dare County EMS to The Outer Banks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Gallop Funeral Service identified the victim in an online obituary as Paul Dennis Bindulski.

He is the fifth person to die while swimming off an Outer Banks beach this summer, all men between the ages of 48 and 79.

The other four deaths were in the waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Three of those were attributed to the victim being caught in rip currents.

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