Greensboro man who drowned off Topsail Beach identified

Posted on: 12:02 pm, June 24, 2013, by , updated on: 01:23pm, June 24, 2013

TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. — Authorities have released the name of a Greensboro man who drowned over the weekend while swimming at Topsail Beach.

Topsail Beach Police Chief Sam Gervase says 36-year-old Stephen O’Rork was out on the beach with his wife around 10:30 a.m. Saturday when he went in the water.

Gervase says the drowning was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. when O’Rork’s body was spotted near the Jolly Roger Pier in the 1000 block of Ocean Boulevard.

Gervase said there were no known circumstances or conditions that prompted the drowning.

Aside from his wife, O’Rork leaves behind two children.