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Raleigh man drowns at Carolina Beach

Posted June 27, 2011 12:56 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man drowned Sunday while innertubing with friends in the water off Carolina Beach, police said.

Geoffrey Okinyi, 19, and two other men were on an innertube when a wave flipped them,  police said. None of the men could swim.

The other two men made it back to shore safely.

Lifeguards found Okinyi's body at about 2:45 p.m. on the beach strand near Harper Avenue, police said.