Stella man's dog, wallet and cellphone were found on boat before his body was found in White Oak River
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has identified a man who drowned in the White Oak River Monday morning in Onslow County.
Wildlife officers say a charter boat captain found David Noe’s boat adrift in the White Oak River near Stella, and they found a dog, cell phone, and wallet on the boat.
Not long after, passing boaters discovered the 49-year-old man’s body in the marsh grass near the White Oak River Waterfowl Impoundment.
Noe was pronounced dead at the scene. Wildlife Resources Law Enforcement Division is still investigating.