Large boat teetering on edge of NC dam removed, returned to dock, officials say



COLUMBUS, N.C. (WNCN) — The large boat that was seen teetering over the edge of the Lake Adger Dam in Columbus has been removed from the dam and returned to the dock where it originated, according to Polk County Emergency Management officials.


COLUMBUS, N.C. (WNCN) — Severe storms in Polk County left a large boat teetering on the edge of a dam, photos from a Town of Columbus drone show.

According to the Town of Columbus Fire Department’s Facebook page, Columbus Drone 22 assisted Polk County Emergency Management with checking up on a free-floating boat on Lake Adger in the Mill Spring area.

Severe storms Saturday night caused the lake levels to rise, which resulted in the boat floating off to where it now hangs over the edge of the dam.

The photos were taken at Lake Adger Dam, also known as Turner Shoals Dam, near Highway 9, according to the fire department.

Polk County Emergency Management posted on their Facebook page Sunday night that, “Due to the current conditions with the lake levels and the wind we are not able to do anything to remove it until the winds diminish and the lake levels drop. It is too dangerous for anyone to get close to the boat with the current conditions.”

The post went on to say, “We know there is no one on the boat and there is no immediate threat to life. We are going to reevaluate the situation in the morning to see if the lake levels are low enough for us to get close enough to remove it. There is no danger to the dam at this time.”

It’s not clear if the boat will be able to be saved and if so, how authorities will save it.

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