Two missing fishermen found dead in Pender County creek

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two missing fishermen were found dead early Friday morning in a Pender County creek.

According to Captain James Rowell, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two missing fishermen near Riley’s Creek on NC Highway 210 around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Units from Pender EMS and fire were dispatched along with law enforcement to began searching the area of the creek for the two men.

Just after midnight, the body of Marcelle Bowen, 42, of Currie, was recovered. Around 1:30 a.m. the body of Christopher Murphy, 29, of Currie, was recovered.

PCSO says Bowen and Murphy were cousins.

This is an on-going investigation.

Deputies say no foul play is suspected.

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