Authorities say one person was killed and three injured after a boat hit a platform near a marina in Southport.
The Coast Guard said it got a call around 9 p.m. Saturday about the crash of the 20-foot pleasure craft.
Another boat rescued one person in the water, and a Coast Guard boat was able to rescue three people who were on the platform.
One of the people rescued died a short time later at a Wilmington hospital. The names of the dead or injured have not been released and it is not clear whether the person who later died was on the platform or in the water.
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