BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) has joined a Wilmington man's fight to get rid of an old concrete platform near the mouth of the Cape Fear River.
McIntyre, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, has written the Coast Guard requesting they assist in the removal of the abandoned quarantine station in the river near Southport.
"Removing or adequately lighting this structure will save lives and improve boater visibility at the mouth of the Cape Fear River," McIntyre said. "It is critical that we do all we can to protect those who are using our waters for recreation or business purposes. This is a very serious safety issue, and it is important that a positive solution is found."
Last year Barbara Pierce died from injuries when the boat she was in hit the platform in the dark. Her husband is trying to raise awareness of it to get it removed.