Knightdale man dies after boat capsizes at NC coast

Google maps image of the Beaufort Inlet at Fort Macon Creek.
Google maps image of the Beaufort Inlet at Fort Macon Creek.

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – A Knightdale man died and a Spring Hope man was rescued after a boat capsized in the Beaufort Inlet at Fort Macon Creek around 10 a.m. Monday, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Wildlife Resources Officer Tyler Ingle, who investigated the incident, said a recreational boat capsized with two people on board.

Thomas Winfred Bogey, 77, of Knightdale, drowned, while Larry Kent Sanders, 66, of Spring Hope, was rescued by a good Samaritan with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard and Sea Tow, according to Ingle.

Sanders did not have any injuries, Ingle said.

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