Father of six killed while visiting beach with kids

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A father of six has died after being hit by a wave at a US beach last week.Lee Dingle, 37, was playing on Oak Island’s beach with three of his kids on Thursday when the wave knocked him to the ground, his wife Shannon confirmed on Twitter.The force of the impact broke his neck and made his throat swell so much that his brain was deprived of oxygen for too long to recover, she said.He died a day later despite the efforts of some heroes, including their kids, to try to save him, she said.

Lee Dingle (L) was killed when a wave slammed him into the sand while he was at the beach with three of his children.
Lee Dingle (L) was killed when a wave slammed him into the sand while he was at the beach with three of his children. (GoFundMe)

“My partner, my love, and my home died today after a freak accident,” Ms Dingle said Friday.”We met when I was 18 and he was 19, and we’ve been together ever since. I wasn’t supposed to be saying goodbye at 37. I don’t know how to be a grown up without him, but I’ll learn. I just wish I didn’t have to,” she said.Oak Island Water Rescue said on Facebook that it and other agencies provided emergency care to Dingle within minutes of the accident, but he did not survive.