SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. (WAVY) — An ultra-light glider carrying two men crashed into the ocean Wednesday morning off Southern Shores in the Outer Banks.
Southern Shores Town Clerk Sheila Kane says the glider malfunctioned and crashed around 10 a.m.
One of the passengers, later identified as 36-year-old Steve Fisher, was rescued and is expected to be OK.
In an update from police, The body of the second man was recovered in the area of 120 Ocean Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. He was later identified as 56-year-old Kenneth Budd. Police say Budd was the pilot of the aircraft
The Coast Guard, Southern Shores Fire and Southern Shores Ocean Rescue were assisted by Duck Fire and Rescue and two beach nourishment boats.
The incident has now been turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board for further investigation.
No other information has been shared at this time.
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