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Figure Eight Island

Surfer bitten by shark near Figure Eight Island

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video Another surfer was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon while surfing off Figure Eight Island. Hunter Anderson says a shark about four to six feet long bit him on his left hand. Full story...
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Environmentalists, homeowners against terminal groin that would wash away Rich Inlet

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videoThe fight is on to save rich inlet from disappearing from the north end of Figure Eight Island. Some want a terminal groin, which is a jetty-like structure. But others say that would ruin the inlet's beauty and animal habitats. Full story...
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More details on Figure 8 drowning

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Previously unreported details released during an interview with the lead investigator, R.W. Beasley, on Thursday provides the clearest explanation yet for how Benjamin Williamson died in what authorities ruled an accidental death. 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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Autopsy: Man found in car off Figure 8 drowned

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A preliminary autopsy report is in for a New York investor found in a submerged car off Figure 8 Island. The report says Benjamin Robert Williamson died from saltwater drowning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing New Hanover County man found dead

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New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have found the body of a man missing from Figure Eight Island. Full story...
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Shark bites surfer off Figure Eight Island

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video A Wilmington man kicks a shark and then gets attacked. Josh Clement, 25, was surfing off Figure Eight Island with some friends Saturday. About 3 p.m., he caught a wave in. As he was jumping back on his board to paddle back out, he accidentally kicked the shark. He says the shark then turned and bit his left foot. Full story...
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House fire at Figure 8 causes $1 million in damage

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A security guard notified 911 that a residence at 3 Skimmer Road was on fire. Firefighters from New Hanover County Station 62 arrived and found heavy smoke and flames visible from a three story residence. Full story...
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Update on weekend boating accident

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videoA boating accident off Figure Eight Island claimed the life of a Wilmington man. Emergency responders say a large wave capsized the boat in Rich's inlet around 6 p.m. Full story...
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One dead after boat capsizes

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Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start to summer. And this summer is officially off to a deadly start after a boat capsized in the water off Figure Eight Island last night. Of the two people who were in the boat, only one was able to swim to shore. It is believed that the 22-foot center console boat capsized around 6 p.m. in Rich Inlet. Full story...
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