Man drowns at Carolina Beach inlet after boat capsizes

Man drowns at Carolina Beach inlet after boat capsizes
NC Wildlife responded to a capsized boat on Saturday, the boat on the left is the vessel that was recovered. (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina Department of Wildlife 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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