57-year-old Virginia man drowns off Outer Banks

A 57-year-old Virginia man drowned Friday afternoon in the Town of Duck, North Carolina.

Bystanders alerted authorities that a person was floating face down in the ocean near Buffell Head Drive, according to a press release.

Personnel from Duck’s fire department, surf rescue and emergency medical services dispatched to the beach at 5:41 p.m.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Stacy Parker, 757-222-5125, stacy.parker@pilotonline.com