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WB police, first responders recover body from Banks Channel

(Port City Daily/File)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — A death investigation is underway in Wrighstville Beach, according to the police department.

Monday, June 27, the police responded to a call for service in the 500 block of Waynick Boulevard. Officers, along with EMS, Wrightsville Beach Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard and NHC Sheriff’s Office boat and dive teams, blocked off the perimeter. A coordinated search resulted in a body recovered from Banks Channel.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, the release noted.

The matter continues to be investigated by Detective B. Neral. Though the victim has been identified and the family notified, the identification has not been revealed.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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