Missing swimmer's body found

WILMINGTON -- Plans to have fun and cool off ended in tragedy in New Hanover County. Twenty-one-year-old Justin Toliver was swimming in a sand pit filled with water when witnesses say he got tired and disappeared. Rescue teams searched under water for Toliver's body for hours, and found it around 1:15 a.m. Toliver was last seen swimming around 6:30 p.m. A group was swimming in a body of water off Gordon Road at what's officially called Smith Creek Park, but is more commonly known as emerald lake. A New Hanover County spokesperson says the area is leased by a land mining company that supplies sand to the Department of Transportation. Robert Lakeman is concerned about water safety. He said, "This is my biggest fear about the whole lake. I've told my son, I told my daughter, I said, 'this is not the place to go swimming." A New Hanover County spokesperson says there are plans to make the area a recreational park after the mining company's lease is up in October. Neighbors say the area has been known as a party spot and the New Hanover County Sherrif's Office often responds to calls there.

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yo justin was a pretty good friend of mine...yo justin i jus wanted to say good bye kuz i never got a chance when i heard u died man i cryd 4 a while man ...now all i got is da memories of me u an rasheed an michele chillin n da george at da bus stop blowin it down man i wish i could bring dem dayz bakk man i wish i was there 2 help u man ill never forget u justin R>I>P> justin i love u my dude
hey this is tapia i know u is looking down on me in heaven and u was my best bro. i ever had and i miss u i cry all day long when i found out about the news and i love u so much. an i will see u in heaven one day.
i miss u i want forget about u and u will always be in my heart love u so much.
I WAS THERE WHEN JUSTIN HAD PASSED NOT ON TIME....JUSTIN MAN I STILL HATE THE FACT THAT U ARE NOT ON THIS WORLD...I BLAMED MYSELF CUZ I DIDNT GET THERE IN TIME AND I BLAMED THE POLICE CUZ THEY TOOK LIKE 2 HOURS TO GET THERE SUMTIMES I DO THINK IF IT DIDNT TAKE THEM THAT LONG WOULD U STILL BE ALIVE...BUT JUSTIN U WILL AWAYS BE IN MY HEART U ARE LIKE A BROTHA TO ME AND I LOVE U TO DEATH WE WILL ALWAYS BE THINKING OF U TILL THE DAY WE PASS THEN WE WILL BE WITH U JOKING AROUND LIKE THE OLD DAYS!! MY GURL SARAH WAS JUSTINS GIRLFRIEND AND SHE STILL IS TAKING THIS PRETTY HARD STILL BUT WE ARE ALL TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS EACH AND EVERY DAY...SEND MY WISHES TO HIS MOTHER HIS SISTER SHENA..HIS LIL BROTHER ADRAIN..HIS OLDER BROTHER RUMON AND EVERYONE ELSE IN HIS FAMILY I DIDNT MEET!!! I LOVE YOU JUSTIN YA LIL SIS MEGAN
I was there when justin had passed away i wasnt swimming but i got there to late...Justin was l;ike a big brother to me he dated my best friend sarah smith and i still cant belive he is gone till this day i always ask why such a wonderful person have to get taken away but then again this world is becoming worst and worst every single day...but all i would like to say is that Justin Lee Toliver was a good hearted and funny person he was one of the best guy freinds i ever had....Justin you will always be in my heart and i wiil always remember you I LOVE YOU YOUR LIL SIS MEGAN DUCES