OAK ISLAND, N.C. - A father was killed in a freak accident Friday while spending the day at a North Carolina beach with his children.
Wave off Oak Island breaks Raleigh man's neck, kills him https://t.co/5h3QPosIXW— ABC11 EyewitnessNews (@ABC11_WTVD) July 20, 2019
Dingle's wife, Shannon Dingle, said the swelling from her husband's injury caused him to suffocate.
Lee Dingle and his wife had six children together.
A family friend told WTVD that Lee Dingle's life revolved around his family.
"She's a strong woman, and the kids are just exceptional kids. ... He was the kind of dad that built them up and the kind of husband who supported his wife," said family friend April Schweitzer.
Friends are raising money to help the family.
If you would like to help, you can donate to the Dingle family here.
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