Doug / 12-02-2011 / Boat Accidents

Man Killed In Boat Accident

A North Carolina man is dead after a boating accident on November 22, according to sources. The boat, driven by a 71-year-old man from Lumberton, struck a jetty next to Wrightsville Beach, according to Fred Gorchess of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

The name of the man is not available to the public at this time. Two passengers were in the boat as well but suffered minor injuries. When the boat hit a rock, the man was severely injured and the other passengers contacted the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard and another boat responded but the driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

“They were unfamiliar with the area,” said Gorchess. “I believe that they thought they were coming back in Carolina Beach Inlet, which doesn’t have a rock jetty.”

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