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UPDATE: WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office along with additional emergency response agencies have located the body of the missing 13-year-old boy from Snow’s Cut Park.

The body of Shandon Tyre Wright Jr. was found about a mile south of Snow’s Cut shortly after 9:00 this morning. Emergency personnel found the victim in the water near Sugar Loaf sand dune in Carolina Beach State Park.

According to eyewitnesses, the boy was in the water Saturday afternoon with his father and a young girl, all from Rocky Point. The girl started struggling, so the father got her to safety. He then realized the 13-year-old boy was distressed as well but was unable to reach him. After an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the boy, an eyewitness told us the father was then rescued by two fishermen.


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  • T.j imy so freakin much

    T.j wehad jst started tlkin 2 weeks b4 school ended I cnt stop the tears caz u was made coll n funny !! Hope to c u again somedayyyy !!! Love n miss u t.j !!:’,(

  • kris

    I& my family will keep u in our prayers. We went through the exact same thing last year, my brother drowned … Keep your faith in God, he will help you through this. Itwill take awhile, but you will begin to heal..all our love & prayers,
    Kris Heidt

  • Danielle

    I just happened to be at the site hours after he went down, we just left the beach. I was overcome with sorrow when I found out what happened and just cannot imagine what the parents and family of this boy are going through. My 6 year old son and 12 year old daughter were with me and it made me want to hold them tight and never let go. We are new to this area and I am so scared of the waters around here. My thoughts and prayers are with the Wright family is this terrible time. I will pray for your strength to overcome this and the ability to see a brighter day on the horizon. Terribly sorry for your loss.

  • La Toya B

    Nephew I will never forget you, I will ALWAYS hold you dear to my heart, I LOVE YOU BABY

  • my heart goes out to you, we are truly sorry for your loss, no words can ever express our sorrow

  • Guest2020

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • a friend from cape fear middle school

    Shandon Tyre Wright Jr only if i could see him one last time with all of his friends i cried for 2 days str8 hope and praying they would find his body we will allway love you and miss yoy Shandon Tyre Wright Jr

  • WeMissYouTJ

    Everyone from Cape Fear loves and miss you TJ.

  • annette

    our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the lil 13 year old boy who drown

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