A 28-year-old Texas man who died following an incident at the Bogue Sound Friday has been identified.
Emerald Isle town manager Frank Rush said the victim was identified as Senator LeMay, who was from Seabrook, Texas.
LeMay dove off a boat into the shallow water of the Bogue Sound, but he did not come back up.
The boat was parked at a sandbar just east of the N.C. 58 bridge along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Before first responders arrived, the man was pulled out of the water by people he was with.
Those people performed CPR on LeMay when the the U.S. Coast Guard and Emerald Isle Fire and EMS arrived.
First responders from Emerald Isle began providing care, and LeMay was taken to Carteret HealthCare.
LeMay was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Rush said it is not known where Lemay was staying during his visit or if he had any location connections. .
Captain Gilgo Stuart said there have been an above normal amount of water-related emergencies this summer.
“Everybody should just use caution and be safe while they are out on the water,” Gilgo said. “It seems like we are having a bad year for a lot of accidents.”
Gilgo blamed the weather patterns for the high amount of emergencies.
However, he said that rip currents were not a factor in this latest death.