Wildlife Sgt. Andrew Waldrop said seven juveniles narrowly escaped injury after their 2003 Ski Nautique took on water in a turn and overturned Friday night.
Waldrop said the boat was improperly loaded, with five people in the bow. When the operator attempted to negotiate a left turn, the bow dipped. When the operator attempted to power out of the turn, Waldrop said, the boat turned on its side and capsized.
The incident occurred just after sunset Friday.
Another boat was damaged and sank later while attempting to tow the capsized boat, Waldrop said.
No charges were filed in the case.
In an unrelated incident, four people on rented jet skis were charged with the boating equivalent of a traffic violation Saturday.
Enforcement Officer Todd Cooper said he and Officer Ruth Cantrell were on routine patrol when they spotted six people on jet skis roughhousing on the lake. The watercrafts were rented from Crystal Beach, Cooper said.
When the jet skis were returned, Cooper said, two of the watercraft had sustained in excess of $3,000 damage after an apparent collision.
Cooper said Alfredo Barnes, Kevin Corbett, and Antwan Dawson, all of Snow Hill, were charged with careless and reckless operation of a personal watercraft. The charge is a class II misdemeanor.
Cantrell also cited a fourth person in the incident. That person's name and address were not available Monday.
Two of the Jet Ski operators were not involved in the collision, Cooper said.