Man Honeymooning On Ocracoke Drowns

A man on his honeymoon on Ocracoke died after friends say he got caught by an undercurrent and drowned.

Friends tell our sister station WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky that 55-year-old John Mark Addison Bell drowned last Friday night while he and his wife went for a evening swim.

Bell was a member of Grace Christian Church in Georgetown for more than 25 years. He played bass and drums in the church's band.

The worship pastor at the church says Bell was one of the most positive and dependable men he knew.

"A very giving person. He was always giving of his time," Preston Clay said. "Even though he had a full time job, he was also doing some flipping of some houses, but he made sure to be at practice every time we had practice, whether it be early evening or late evening, he was really dedicated to it."

Bell worked at Toyota and had five children and three stepchildren. He will be buried in Corydon, Indiana.

Grace Christian will have their own memorial service for Bell on Monday at 5pm.

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