The Coast Guard sector North Carolina is investigating the death of a scuba diver that happened about 40 miles off the coast of Oak Island.
According to Lt. Lane Munroe with the United States Coast Guard North Carolina, the first response call was received at 12:30 p.m. on August 17.
Munroe says that a private boat contacted the Coast Guard in reference to a 54-year-old male found unresponsive in the water.
The crew and passengers on that boat attempted to perform CPR until Coast Guard officials arrived along with local emergency management teams.
Emergency teams continued CPR methods and then the unidentified victim was transported via boat back to the Coast Guard's Oak Island station.
It is unclear when the victim was officially pronounced dead.
Munroe says they will not speculate on whether foul play was involved but he said the death does not appear to be suspicious in nature.
At this point the official cause of death is unknown.
Munroe says that the United States Coast Guard will investigate this incident just as they investigate all drive related accidents.
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