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Drowning

Topsail Beach drowning victim identified

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Topsail Beach Police have identified a man who drowned off the coast Saturday. Police Chief Sam Gervase says the victim was Stephen O'Rork, 36, who was vacationing from Greensboro. Full story...
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Body found in Topsail Beach

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Topsail Beach Police say the body of a 36-year-old man from Greensboro was found near the Jolly Roger Pier Saturday near the 1000 block of Ocean Boulevard in Topsail Beach. Full story...
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Cumberland teenager is 2nd drowning victim in June

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Divers have found the body of a 17-year-old Cumberland County teenager who disappeared after going swimming in a local creek. Full story...
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South Brunswick family celebrates life of fallen student

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video An entire community is in mourning following the tragic loss of a young man described as vibrant and uplifting. Full story...
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South Brunswick HS mourns loss of senior days before graduation

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videoIn the just the past three weeks South Brunswick High School has seen three students and one teacher unexpectedly die. The latest is a student and athlete just days away from graduating. Full story...
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UPDATE: South Brunswick High School senior drowns, school offering counseling

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video The body of a South Brunswick High School senior has been recovered, after he drowned in Oak Island waters Tuesday night. Brunswick County school officials are offering support and counseling for students and staff. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man drowns in White Lake

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videoNew details on a man who drowned in White Lake over the weekend. Full story...
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Virginia man drowns in surf off Outer Banks

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Officials in Duck say a Virginia man has drowned in moderate surf. Town manager Christopher Layton says 39-year-old Joseph Marotta of Lynchburg, Va., was pulled from the water by public safety personnel who immediately began performing CPR before Dare County paramedics arrived. Full story...
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Police officers credited with saving women, baby from near drowning

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Two Wrightsville Beach Police officers saved two women and an infant from a near drowning this evening. Full story...
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High school football player's body found after N. Topsail Beach drowning

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videoSouthwest Onslow County High School is mourning a football star after he drowned at North Topsail Beach yesterday. Search crews say they found the body of 19-year-old Shak Pershey early this morning after hours of searching the water. Full story...
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5-year-old drowns in hotel pool

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A 5-year-old girl drowned while swimming in a hotel pool in Wilmington on Friday, a police official said. Full story...
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Fisherman drowns in Bladen County

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videoA Bladenboro man is dead after falling out of his boat while fishing Saturday. The accident happened around noon Saturday on the Black River near the Pender County line. Full story...
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Southport marina drowning ruled suicide

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video Two boaters found a man dead, floating in the water around 10 a.m. at the Southport marina. Shuford Martin, 56, was seen an hour earlier on his wheelchair near the boat ramp. Southport Police have ruled the death a suicide. Full story...
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3 family members drown in High Point

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Three family members have drowned in a retention pond in High Point. Full story...
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Drowning victim under influence of alcohol and cocaine

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A prominent New York City investor who drowned in a car after attending a party on Figure Eight Island earlier this year was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of his death, a state medical examiner concluded in findings released Tuesday. Full story...
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