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Perils in the water are, and sometimes aren’t, as bad as they seem

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By Sarah Sue Ingram, Beacon Correspondent

We published a story last week about a man whose boat became un-anchored on Bird Island. He swam after it, and was run over and killed by another boat.
It reminded me of how dangerous swimming after a boat is.
The west end of Holden Beach used to be much wider on the waterway side. The huge expanse of beach used to draw 20 or 30 boats every summer weekend. People would anchor, disembark and set out their sand chairs.


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