The body of an educator was found off Cape Cod after he was involved in a surfing accident.
Martin Mackey was found unconscious while surfing in Cape Cod.
Police say multiple 911 calls came in when a surfer was reported tied to a board face down in the water, according to a local news agency.
He was declared dead cape cod Hospital.
Police are investigating the incident but determined that foul play was not involved.
A native of Brunswick, Maine, Mackey dedicated his life to helping at-risk students or those with special needs. The 48-year-old began his career as a teacher at the Westbrook School Department, according to the outlet.
For over a decade, Mackey was a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at THE REAL school.
Colleagues report that Mackey transformed the lives of his students while he worked at the school.
“He put the kids first. He believed in the very best in all of us and took friendship to the level of an extreme sport,” Maine Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin told the outlet.
He also recalled how kind Mackey was to those he worked with.
Makin and Mackey have been colleagues for two decades.
Mackey is survived by his wife and two high school-aged children.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18355823/martin-mackey-surfer-death-cape-cod/ Final death of Martin Mackey – educator, 48, in a surfing accident off Cape Cod when a body was found on the beach and police are investigating the incident