N.C. political strategist killed in OBX boating accident
Governor Roy Cooper and other prominent North Carolina politicians are mourning the death of a political strategist who died in a boating accident Memorial Day weekend.
Cooper said Conen Morgan’s hard work and determination made a real, positive difference for people of North Carolina, and his death is a tragedy.
The 42-year-old was the past president of the Young Democrats of North Carolina and a board member of Advance Carolina.
The announcement comes after the National Park Service said three people were on a rented boat in the Outer Banks Sunday afternoon when it was hit by a wave that threw them into the water.
All three were able to get to Shackleford Banks but park service officials said man in his mid-forties collapsed near the wave line. CPR was conducted for an hour but the man did not survive.
There were 7-to-9-foot swells at the time of the accident, according to NPS officials.
The U.S. Coast Guard and N.C. Wildlife are investigating.