Pitch Landing boating accident sends 1 to hospital

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - One person has been ticketed in an Horry County boating accident that sent one person to the hospital Friday afternoon.

Robert McCollough, spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, said three men were riding in a 14-foot boat near Pitch Landing when it overturned just after 2:45 p.m. One person received cuts on his face and was flown to the New Hanover Medical Center in North Carolina.

Thomas Caulfield Jr., of Gibbstown, NJ, was operating the boat at the time of the accident and was ticketed by DNR for negligent operation.

Officials said it appears a wake caused the boat to flip.

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