Godwin sophomore passes away following North Carolina surfing accident

Tyler Wentz was injured after being struck by a large wave at Bald Head Island and died a short time later.

From WTVR:

A Godwin High School sophomore died on a beach trip with his best friend’s family.

Tyler Wentz was at Bald Head Island, North Carolina his best friend’s family when he became seriously hurt in a surfing accident.

He was hit by a wave while surfing with his best friend.

His friend rode the wave in and then spotted Wentz floating down past the waves. Two people carried him back to the beach and performed CPR.

The teen was transported to a Wilmington hospital and he passed away a short time after.

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