Police: Body of child swept away in OBX surf found


The body of a 4-year-old boy who was swept away in the surf at Kitty Hawk was found Monday, according to police.

Kitty Hawk police said in a Facebook the boy, identified as Wesley Belisle, was found around 7:40 a.m. by the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office on Carova Beach. The boy’s family was notified, and police said arrangements were being made to return Belisle’s body to New Hampshire.

Police said the family was in the area on vacation.

U.S. Coast Guard officials said Belisle was swept away by a “rogue wave” Wednesday evening, while he was walking on the beach with his mother. The Coast Guard suspended its search for Belisle  later that evening.

Local authorities continued conducting a recovery operation for the child. Residents in the Outer Banks came out the next say to show support for Belisle and his family, crafting a heart-shaped memorial of seashells on the beach.

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