Fri May 29, 2020

‘He didn’t have much longer’ — How a boater was rescued after five hours on Lake Waccamaw

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Jeff Chandler, wearing the yellow life vest, is assisted up to the dock Friday night after being found by Wildlife officers and a Whiteville Rescue member.
By Jefferson Weaver jeffersonweaver@nrcolumbus.com

Posted on: 10.8.2019 at 11:00 a.m. |

Kayaker Jeff Chandler was tired, cold but safe when he walked up the Sigmon Wildlife boat ramp at Lake Waccamaw Friday night, after a harrowing five hours tied to his kayak.

”He didn’t have much longer,” Wildlife Enforcement Officer T.C. Stacey said.

Chandler was at a corporate function

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