Coast Guard: Person rescued after boat capsizes near Masonboro Inlet

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Boat overturned near Masonboro Inlet on Dec. 2, 2021. (Photo: Eric Williams)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A person was rescued after their boat capsized near the jetty in the Masonboro Inlet on Thursday.

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach received a call from station command of an overturned boat. The Coast Guard responded and confirmed the report.

According to NC Wildlife, a bystander picked up the stranded boater and took them to the boat ramp, where they met with someone from Marine Fisheries. The boater was given the number to North Carolina Wildlife to make contact with them about the boat, but NC Wildlife has not heard from them as of yet.


Editors note: An earlier version of this story reported NC Wildlife picked up the boater, but NC Wildlife confirms it was a bystander who rescued the boater from the water

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