Man boating off Wrightsville Beach dies


WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A 54-year-old man died last night after the Coast Guard medevaced him from a boat off Wrightsville Beach.

The Coast Guard says the man’s girlfriend called New Hanover county 911, which contacted Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach.

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The Coast Guard sent a response boat to the 20-foot boat about 150 yards away from Station Wrightsville Beach. Three crewmembers boarded the boat. Two started CPR while the third drove the boat back to the station. Waiting emergency medical services took the man to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

No word on the cause of death or the victim’s identity.