NC Wildlife investigating after head-on boat collision in Banks Channel

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Tow Boat USA says two boats collided in Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach Monday evening leaving one mounted on a dock.

Officials with the boat towing service say they responded around 5:00 p.m. to a boat stuck on a dock near South Waynick Boulevard and Sunset Avenue.

Wrightsville Beach Police on scene said the collision happened a little south of the location where the boat was stuck.

Police on scene of boat crash in Wrightsville Beach on June 4, 2018. (Photo: WWAY)

Tow Boat USA said two boats collided head on, one being a 22 foot vessel and the other was a larger 35 foot boat.

The occupants of the smaller vessel reportedly jumped ship before the collision. The boat continued traveling until it hit a post and came to rest on top of a dock.

Officials say no one was hurt.

Tow Boat USA told WWAY the damage to the larger boat is minor, but damage to the smaller boat is yet to be determined.

The NC Wildlife Resources Division is investigating this accident.

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