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Boat Slid Off Trailer; Caused Traffic Backup Sunday Afternoon

A boat slid off a trailer while turning onto N. Lake Park Blvd near Snow's Cut Bridge Sunday afternoon July 14. No one was injured. Traffic was backed up in the northbound lanes until the boat was placed back on the trailer.

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - Sunday afternoon July 14th, a truck turning on to North Lake Park Blvd towing a boat suddenly lost the boat. The twin outboard boat slid off the trailer onto the road.
The cause was attributed to the straps and chain breaking.
Pleasure Island Towing was called in to hoist the vessel up and use wood blocks to gradually permit the boat to be placed back on the trailer.
Tom's Marine was called to use a fork lift to lift the boat up, but it was to heavey.
Traffic was backed up in the northbound lanes of Lake Park Blvd from the foot of Snow's Cut Bridge across from Food Lion, south to downtown Carolina Beach. No report was taken by the Carolina Beach Police Department since, other than the boat, no person or property was damaged.
The intersection of Lewis Drive and North Lake Park Blvd is commonly used by boaters using the nearby North Carolina State Wildlife Boat Access Ramp at the end of Spencer Farlow Drive.
The truck pulling the boat on Sunday was making a left turn at that interseciton headed north to Snow's Cut Bridge leaving Pleasure Island.