A man from North Carolina has died Friday after a powerful wave hit him while he was playing with his children at the beach, breaking his neck.
Lee Dingle's wife described his death as a "freak accident".
"My partner, my love, and my home died today after a freak accident," Shannon Dingle wrote on Twitter. "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."
She added: "Some heroes – including our kids – tried to save him, but it wouldn't have mattered what they did. His body couldn't recover from the initial injury."