Boat crash near Figure Eight Island, one hospitalized

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina Wildlife Commission and the US Coast Guard responded to a boat accident Sunday afternoon near Wrightsville Beach that sent one man to the hospital.

The accident happened near Figure Eight Island, according to NC Wildlife officials.

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Captain Murphy Hall with NC Wildlife Resources says the steering column broke off the boat. Four people in the boat at the time of the accident were thrown overboard.

One person was injured and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

NC Wildlife Resources is investigating.