Martin Mackey death latest – Educator, 48, in surfing accident off Cape Cod as body found on beach & cops probe incident

AN educator's body has been found off Cape Cod after he was involved in a surfing accident.

Martin Mackey was found unconscious while surfing in Cape Cod.


Police say that multiple 911 calls came in reporting a surfer attached to a board face down in the water, according to a local news outlet.

He was pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital.

Police are investigating the incident but revealed that no foul play was involved.

Mackey was from Brunswick, Maine and dedicated his life to helping at risk students or those with special needs. The 48-year-old began his career teaching Westbrook School Department, according to the outlet.

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For over a decade, Mackey was a teacher,  assistant principal and principal at THE REAL School.

Colleagues recount Mackey making a difference in the lives of his students while working at the school.

"He kept kids at the center. He believed in the very best in all of us and he took friendship to the level of an extreme sport," Pender Makin, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education told the outlet.

He also recalled how friendly Mackey was with those he worked with.

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Makin and Mackey have been colleagues for two decades.

Mackey is survived by his wife and his two high school aged children.

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