The operator of a boat has been charged with negligent operation after two children fell off the front of the boat in the Bogue Sound Wednesday, one who was injured by the motor.
The North Carolina Wildlife Commission says two boys were sitting on the front of the boat when it was hit by a wake, knocking the boys off the boat.
The man's 10-year-old son fell underneath and was hit by the motor, cutting his back.
The Coast Guard says the family docked the boat on 24th Street in Morehead City where a good Samaritan drive the child to Carteret General Hospital.
The Wildlife Commission did not immediately have the man's name available.