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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Officials have identified the body of a man found near the southern end of Topsail Beach Saturday afternoon.
Stephen O'Rork, 36 of Greensboro, died, according to Topsail Beach Police Chief Sam Gervase.
Authorities say that the victim was on vacation with his wife and two children, ages 7 and 9.
Around 10:30 a.m., he told his wife he was going for a swim. His body was found near a pier about 500 feet away from where he entered he ocean several hours later.
Authorities say rip currents were heavy in the area Saturday, and they suspect the man got caught in one.
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