Man Drowns Off Outer Banks

Officials are investigating a drowning off the Outer Banks, in what could be the second death related to rip currents in less than a week.

37-year-old Peter Howe of Vermont died Friday after drowning in the ocean off Kill Devil Hills. That's according to the Virginian Pilot newspaper. The report Howe might have gotten caught in a rip current about 75 feet away from the shore.

A 51 year old man drowned when he and his family got caught in a rip current at Ocracoke Island on August 7. John Wolf of Maryland and other family members got caught in a rip current, but Wolf did not survive.

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