By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
Published: 02:29 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 06:29 BST, 22 July 2019
A North Carolina father-of-six has died in a freak accident while swimming at the beach after an intense wave struck him and caused him to break his neck.
Lee Dingle, 37, had been playing in the water with three of his children at Oak Island on Friday when the wave slammed into him.
The force of the wave caused him to smash his head into the sand and break his neck.
His throat started to swell and deprived his brain of oxygen for too long.
Lee Dingle, 37, died on Friday after he broke his neck while swimming at Oak Island in North Carolina. Dingle and his wife