The bodies of two victims in an apparent jet ski accident were found on the Cape Fear River near Elizabethtown, NC recently, according to a WWAY 3 ABC report.
Details of the Fatal Jet Ski Accident
At about 6:55 a.m. on May 14 two fishermen reported finding a body near Lock and Dam No. 2 on Cape Fear River. Investigators responded and located a second body nearby.
The victims have been identified as Thomas Bradley Carter, 30 and Charlotte Paige McLellan, 27.
Investigators believe the two were involved in a jet ski accident that happened sometime after dark the prior evening. It is believed they were travelling upstream when their jet ski struck a tree that had blown into the river.
Both victims were wearing life jackets.
Authorities noted that it is illegal to operate a jet ski between sun down and sun up.