A father of six died on Friday after a powerful wave hit him on a North Carolina beach Thursday.
Lee Dingle, 37, was playing on Oak Island’s beach with three of his six children when an intense wave knocked him to the ground, broke his neck and ultimately deprived his brain of oxygen.
My partner, my love, and my home died today after a freak accident. Lee was playing on the beach with three of our kids yesterday, and an intense wave hit him just right to slam his head into the sand and break his neck. 1/
— Shannon Dingle (@ShannonDingle) July 20, 2019
A GoFundMe has been created by a family friend to help cover funeral expenses and provide additional financial support after the sudden death, which has already exceeded $85,000.