BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – A 17-year-old who was reported missing Sunday morning was found dead hours later after what appears to be an accidental fall from a dock in Brunswick County, officials stated.
At about 11:57 a.m. on Sunday, April 6, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office 911 received a call about a possible missing person.
Further investigation revealed missing 17-year-old Silas Oller, of Sunset Beach, may have fallen from a private dock in the Shell Point community. BCSO deployed a helicopter and located the teen at about 2 p.m.
"At this point the incident appears to have been accidental however the investigation is still ongoing and an autopsy is pending," states a news release from BCSO.