Body of Chapel Hill man found washed ashore at NC beach

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – The Carolina Beach Police Department has identified the body of a man that washed ashore last week.

A spokesperson for the police department said Thomas James Dickerson, 69, of Chapel Hill, was found in the surf around 10 p.m. Thursday near Charlotte Avenue and was pulled ashore by a Good Samaritan.

Dickerson had no signs of life when emergency officials arrived to help.

His official cause of death will be determined by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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