Man dies while working on fishing boat near Kure Beach

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KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A man died after getting caught in machinery on a commercial fishing boat near Kure Beach over the weekend, according to the US Coast Guard.

USCG Petty Officer Andy Kendrick says a crew responded to a report of a distressed boater around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Petty Ofc. Kendrick said the boat was located¬†between the Fort Fisher ferry landing and Zeke’s Island.

The man reportedly got caught in a winch and died as a result of his injuries.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

USCG says no foul play is suspected.