Man Drowns In Boat Accident Saturday At Carolina Beach Inlet

Man Drowns In Boat Accident Saturday At Carolina Beach Inlet

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By / Local News / Tuesday, 10 November 2020 02:12

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH  -   A boat capsized in the Carolina Beach Inlet Saturday morning November 7th when it encountered a wave that swamped the vessel.
Four people were aboard the boat when the incident occurred. None were wearing life jackets.
Garner N.C. resident, Charles Boyd Jamison, age 72, drowned in the waters of the inlet.
The person operating the boat was attempting to turn around when a wave over came the vessel.
According to WWW.USCGBOATING.ORG There's no excuse not to wear a life jacket on the water! Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it's tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket especially on nice days. But most boating related drownings happen on nice days. Life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are thin and flexible. Some are built right into fishing vests or hunter coats. Others are inflatable as compact as a scarf or fanny pack until they hit water, when they automatically fill with air.
Life Jackets - Some Things to Know:
• There must be at least one life jacket for each person aboard
• Life jackets must be properly sized for each person aboard
• Children under a certain age are required to wear their life jacket (typically under 13 – see state requirements)
• Participants engaged in certain water sports are required to wear a life jacket (typically skiing and personal watercraft operation – see state requirements)
• Life jackets must be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard in order to meet requirements
• These life jackets must be readily accessible and not in an out-of-reach location or in original packaging
• Any boat 16’ and longer (except canoes and kayaks) must carry a throwable PFD
• Throwable devices must be immediately available for use such as in the cockpit or near the helm
• An inflatable life jacket must be properly armed with an unused gas cylinder
• Inflatable life jackets are authorized for use on recreational boats by a person at least 16 years of age.

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