FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Passengers aboard overturned boat off Carolina Beach found


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County dispatch tells us a boat overturned around noon about three miles off of Carolina Beach.

At 4:00 pm, radio traffic reported the boat, a 29-foot Pro-Line, had been spotted about 10 miles off shore. The boat may have still been running.

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One aboard swam to shore and landed at Freeman Park. Radio traffic from EMS to New Hanover Regional Medical Center said the man is 67-years old. He told an EMS worker he was in the water for around three hours swimming towards shore when a kayaker picked him up.

The second boater was located but authorities will not release any information regarding that person.