Crews recover body in Cape Fear River days after boater went missing

Crews search for a body on the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville on July 28, 2019. (Photo: WTVD)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — A body recovered from the Cape Fear River early Sunday morning matches the description of a boater who went missing on Friday, officials say.

Just before 4 a.m., crews were alerted of a possible body in the water near the Person street boat ramp.

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The body found in the water matches the description of a man in his 60s who went missing two days ago, authorities said. Police and medical examiners were on the scene Sunday to confirm that information.

Rescue crews have been searching for the man since he was reported missing around 2 p.m. on Friday.