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Man dies while surfing at North Topsail Beach

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — North Topsail Beach Mayor Dan Tuman said a man in his early 60s died while surfing alone Wednesday afternoon.

Tuman said investigators were alerted to the drowning by a witness who found the victim unresponsive in the surf in the Village Sound area just before 3:30 p.m. He said the victim’s name has not been released, but he is 62 years old and from Sneads Ferry.

According to Tuman, an autopsy was scheduled for this morning at Onslow Memorial Hospital to determine if the man drowned, or if some kind of medical event caused his death.


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