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Boater's body recovered in Wrightsville Beach Channel

Posted August 22, 2011

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— A Coast Guard boat crew recovered the body of a 68-year-old man from the Wrightsville Beach Channel on Monday. 

The Coast Guard said Marine Max Boat Sales called to report that a man had piloted the boat through the channel with an apparent injury. When Station Wrightsville Beach boat crews launched to investigate, the man fell from his boat into the water. 

Crews tried to resuscitate the man, until EMS arrived and declared him dead. 

The man's name was not released. 

The Coast Guard and North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission members are investigating the cause of the incident.

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  • dabfvnc12 Aug 22, 2011

    we were just there Sunday - prayers for the family...

  • beachboater Aug 22, 2011

    There is a positive note to this. Even though the man has gone to a better place, apparently the Coasties saw the man fall from the boat. He was likely dead when he hit the water. At least there is no search needed. He was recovered almost immediately. The man was probably doing what he wanted to do being out on the water. I can certainly think of worse ways to go.

    Prayers to the family.

  • rwest Aug 22, 2011

    So SAD Prayers to the family