Skiff owner claims barge ran over his boat
Posted on 29 November 2012
While trout fishing Monday morning on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, James W. Phelps said he turned around to see a wall of water and steel.
A barge of construction debris was coming right at his 17-foot skiff, he said.
“It was wide and high. All I could really see was the barge,” recalled the 77-year-old retiree, who saw his boat sink underneath him a moment later. “It was cold, you know. ... I thought I was going to die.”
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