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Boater killed after boat hits rocks near Masonboro Inlet

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MASONBORO INLET, NC (WWAY) -- The Coast Guard says one man is dead after a boat accident at the Masonboro Inlet near Wilmington.

A crew-member aboard the boat contacted the Coast Guard at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday stating that they had hit a rock and one of the three people aboard had been severely injured.

A response boat arrived on the scene and towed the boat back to Wrightsville Beach. A coroner arrived on the scene and pronounced the boater dead. No names have been released so far.

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