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Drowning

UPDATE: Body Recovered in Cape Fear River

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video Hurricane Irene may have claimed a life in North Carolina. Crews have continued their search for 27-year-old Melton Robinson in the Northeast Cape Fear River near Castle Hayne. Earlier Saturday morning the search had to be postponed because of the poor conditions caused by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel

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A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police release name of man who drowned in Waterford pond

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Leland police have released the name of the man who drowned in a retention pond. Full story...
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3 men drown at NC beaches; rip currents blamed

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Rip tides appear to have caused the drownings of three men in two days in separate incidents at North Carolina beaches. Full story...
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19-year-old drowns at Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach Police Chief William Younginer says Geoffrey Okinyi and two other men were on an intertube when a wave flipped them over. Younginer says the men did not know how to swim. He says two of the men got help back to the beach where they told a lifeguard about their missing friend. Full story...
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Body of swimmer found near Leland

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Leland Police say crews have found the body of a swimmer who apparently drowned over the weekend. Full story...
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Man drowns in Wayne county pond

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Authorities say a man has drowned in a private pond at in Wayne County. Officials are releasing few details about Saturday's death at Busco Beach near Goldsboro, but Busco Beach owner Jack Bennett said the victim was a camper at his private park. Full story...
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18-month-old drowns after wandering from NC home

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Authorities in Onslow County say an 18-month-old drowned after wandering out of a mobile home and into a ditch filled with water from recent heavy rains. Full story...
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UPDATED: Surfer drowns at Surf City

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videoAll weekend long Hurricane Igor, far off at sea, created some big waves for surfers. But one surfer's life suddenly ended in the surf Sunday. Kurt Murray, 21, drowned while surfing near the Surf City Pier around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Ohio woman drowns at Wrightsville Beach

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An evening swim turned deadly last night at Wrightsville Beach. Police say an Ohio woman drowned while swimming in the ocean near the 700 block of South Lumina Avenue. Full story...
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18-year-old drowns in Boiling Spring Lakes

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video A swimming trip turned tragic in Brunswick County Thursday. An 18-year-old boy drowned while swimming in Spring Lake. Full story...
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Missing man's body found in Lake Waccamaw

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Stewart Young, 47, of Bladenboro drowned while rescuing one of his four children from the water. Full story...
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UPDATE: Greenfield Lake drowning victim identified

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The man who drowned Saturday afternoon at Greenfield Lake after jumping in off the pier has been identified. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Swimmer drowns at Ocean Isle Beach

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videoTown officials say they are unsure what led to drowning. This is the first drowning this summer at Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Kayaker drowns at Holden Beach

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Investigators say 55-year-old Raymond Joseph Dracker of San Rafael, CA, was kayaking when he was hit by a wave trying to get out into the ocean. Full story...
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