Body of missing boater found in North Carolina river

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MONCURE, NC (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a man who disappeared beneath the surface of a North Carolina river while he was in a small boat which authorities say was pulled into an undercurrent.

News outlets report the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 59-year-old Danny Bullard of Cameron was recovered on Thursday.

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The Chatham County Emergency Operations Center reported the incident on Wednesday after a small boat was pulled into the undercurrent of the Buckhorn Dam on the Cape Fear River near Moncure.

Bullard was wearing a black life jacket and was last seen floating in the middle of the Cape Fear channel.