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1 person is dead after a glider crashes off North Carolina

The ultralight aircraft carrying two people malfunctioned and fell into the water near the town of Southern Shores on the Outer Banks, authorities said.

A glider crashed into the ocean off North Carolina on Wednesday, killing one of the two people on board, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 10 a.m., when "an ultra-light glider" carrying two people malfunctioned and landed in the waters of the Outer Banks islands, near the town of Southern Shores.

One person was rescued and brought back to shore, Southern Shores said in a statement.

The Coast Guard helped search for the missing person, officials said, and a body was recovered later.

The identities of those on the glider and the nature of the malfunction were not immediately released Wednesday afternoon.

Assisting the Coast Guard in the rescue and recovery were Southern Shores fire and rescue, Kill Devil Hills surf rescue, Southern Shores fire, Southern Shores Ocean Rescue, Southern Shores police, Duck fire and rescue and TI Coastal, NBC affiliate WRAL of Raleigh reported.