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72-year-old Garner man drowns after capsizing in Carolina Beach inlet

Posted November 8, 2020 7:14 a.m. EST
Updated November 10, 2020 8:23 a.m. EST

Tropical Storm Colin created a gray start to the day at Wrightsville Beach on June 7, 2016.

— WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission along with New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a capsized boat Saturday morning.

According to a Department of NC Wildlife Officer Clayton Ludwick a boat capsized in the Carolina Beach Inlet at some point Saturday morning. Four men were on a boat that was attempting to turn around in the inlet when a wave hit the boat and swamped it.

All of the men were recovered from the water, three of the men were conscious, one man however was unconscious and had drowned.

None of the men were wearing life jackets although an auto-inflatable life jacket was found floating nearby inflated, according to Ludwick.

The boater was identified as Charles Boyd Jamison, 72, of Garner N.C.

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