CG Auxiliary vice commander dies in boating accident

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North Carolina Wildlife is investigating the death of Dave Gerdeman, who was a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 20-03 in Oriental, and was found unconscious in the Neuse River near Broad Creek.

He was out boating on Sunday with his wife and two friends when he was struck on the head by his sailboat's boom and knocked overboard at approximately 5:20 p.m.

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