Teen surfer drowns after cord tangles

WILMINGTON Hatteras Island Rescue Squad Assistant Chief Bob Helle told the Star-News of Wilmington that rescuers couldn't get to 15-year-old Craig Marshall for 90 minutes Friday until his surfboard broke.

Helle says there was a fast current in the area and waves up to 10 feet.

Authorities say Marshall was surfing with seven teenage friends on the Outer Banks when the current dragged him into the Avon Fishing Pier and the leash to his surfboard became tangled in the structure's pylons.

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