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Update on Carolina Beach lifeguard injured by boater

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Nearly two weeks ago, a Carolina Beach lifeguard had to be hospitalized, after being hit by a boat. Today, Daniel Anderson is watching this year's lifeguard competition from the sidelines. Anderson is recovering after being hit by a boat in the Carolina Beach inlet. It happened while he was assisting a swimmer. As if having the accident wasn't bad enough, Anderson is even more disappointed that he has to miss the annual Carolina Beach Lifeguard Competition. Anderson is 55 years old., and is one of the fastest lifeguards of his age group. Fellow lifeguards say he kept up with the best of them, and was in great shape. This year, instead of competing himself, he cheered on his fellow lifeguards, enjoying a day at the beach, before he begins six months to a year of rehabilitation. "It's very difficult when you have to rely on others to help you go to the restroom, to eat, to get from point a to point b. Trips out of the house are limited, normally things that you take for granted, I can't take for granted," said Anderson. For the next four weeks, he can't bend his knee at all. He has to get around in a wheelchair, and as a result, is relying on help from his wife and son. Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue is still trying to find the driver of the boat that hit Anderson. Officers checked out a house where they thought the boat may be kept, but the effort was unsuccessful.

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