Body of missing swimmer from Ohio recovered in Duck

By on September 24, 2018

The body of a 35-year-old southwest Ohio man who disappeared while swimming over the weekend in the Atlantic Ocean off Duck has been recovered.

Duck Surf Rescue, Duck Fire and Police and Dare County EMS units were sent to the beach access at Acorn Oak Avenue at 7:43 a.m. after a call for a swimmer in distress, according to a statement from the town.

An air and water search followed. Dare MedFlight provided initial aerial support for Duck Surf Rescue and Duck Fire Department swimmers.

The U.S. Coast Guard helped by air and sea, but suspended their search later Saturday.

The body of Kyler Miles of Miamisburg, Ohio was found at 4:12 a.m. Monday morning by Town of Duck police. Other details were not released.

He is the 9th person to die in an ocean-related incident on the Outer Banks this year.

A high risk of rip currents and strong shore break were forecast by the National Weather Service Saturday and Sunday.

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It seems that 9 families left the OBX with tragic memories of what should have been a great vacation this year. Since nine people made the fatal decision to swim when there were rips, all rentals, motels, hotels, and businesses that cater to tourists should prominently display signs warning them and advising them of what to do when caught in a rip tide. While you can’t enforce common sense, you can publicize and educate. I know – there are plenty of warnings already that are ignored.