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Crews have stopped their search in Wrightsville Beach because police cannot confirm the reports of a man drowning, and there have been no reports of anyone missing.
Hurricane Irene led to the deaths of at least 26 people in eight states, including six in North Carolina.
Search crews have found the body of a man who wound up in the Northeast Cape Fear River early Saturday during Hurricane Irene. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says crews found the body of Melton Robinson, Jr., in the river just before 4 p.m. Sunday.
A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel.
Leland police have released the name of the man who drowned in a retention pond.
Rip tides appear to have caused the drownings of three men in two days in separate incidents at North Carolina beaches.
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.
Leland Police say crews have found the body of a swimmer who apparently drowned over the weekend.