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High school football player’s body found after N. Topsail Beach drowning

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Search crews say they found the body of 19-year-old man who drowned last night at North Topsail Beach.

Investigators have not yet released the name of the victim, but WWAY has learned it was a well-known athlete who was getting ready to graduate next month.

The Town of North Topsail Beach says emergency crews got a call of about a possible drowning last night at about 6:10 p.m. at Onslow County Beach Access #4 on New River Inlet Road. Witnesses reported that the victim went under the water approximately 100 yards from shore.

Crews found the body of 19-year-old at about 2:15 a.m.

The Coast Guard and the Marine Corps’ PEDRO search and rescue helicopter helped in the search.

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