CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – A teen from Raleigh drowned in Carolina Beach Sunday afternoon.
According to Carolina Beach Police Chief William Younginer, 19-year-old Geoffrey Okinyi and some friends were on an innertube around 3:00 p.m. around the beach access near Harper Avenue. A wave hit the young men and threw them off the innertube.
Okinyi's two friends were able to make it back to the beach to tell lifeguards their friend was missing.
Younginer said lifeguards formed a human chain to search for Okinyi, who's body was found in the water shortly after the incident.
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