Man dies off Cape Hatteras from rough waters brought on by Hurricane Dorian

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. - (WTVD) -- A Virginia man died off of Cape Hatteras National Seashore in rough waters brought on by Hurricane Dorian.

The News & Observer reports the man was seen struggling in the water before his death on Sunday. As of Monday morning, Dorian is a category 5 hurricane and churning oceans throughout the eastern seaboard.

The 61-year-old man's identity wasn't released. A medical exam will determine the official cause of death.

Hurricane Dorian is crawling across the Bahamas at 1 mph before making an expected turn to the north later Monday. Dorian brought choppy waves to the beaches on Labor Day Weekend and all North Carolina beaches are at a high risk of rip currents this week as the storm draws closer.

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