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2 injured in boat accident on NE Cape Fear River


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Two people are recovering after a boating accident yesterday on the Northeast Cape Fear River.

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission says the couple, who's names have not been released, were heading back toward the Castle Hayne boat access at about 35 mph when they hit a log. Ofc. Kristine Koch says the impact forced the engine into the boat, where it hit the man. Koch says he suffered severe lacerations to his arm. She says the woman suffered some bumps and scrapes. Koch says the boat was totaled.

Ofc. Koch said the accident serves as a reminder to boaters about the dangers present in the water. She says recent heavy rain has helped churn things up, which means more stuff floating in the river than usual.

Photo courtesy: Michael Milan

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