An employee of an Outer Banks personal watercraft rental business died Friday while conducting a guided tour of the Currituck Sound.
Kenneth R. Miller, 32, of Kitty Hawk, was pronounced dead by Currituck-Fire Emergency Medical Services personnel after he did not respond to CPR and other lifesaving measures, Sgt. John Beardsley of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said Monday.
According to Beardsley, Miller was leading a group of personal watercraft users on a tour of the sound when several of the craft became disabled by the grass that grows in shallower water near the shoreline.
Tim Riley, deputy chief of Currituck Fire-EMS, said the area where the watercraft became disabled is known as Dowdy’s Bay.
Beardsley said a witness saw Miller “exit” his personal watercraft after it also became disabled by grass.