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Crews searching Neuse River for 10-year-old boy

Posted April 10, 2011
Updated April 11, 2011

— A 10-year-old boy went missing in the Neuse River Sunday afternoon while on a fishing trip with his family, Lenoir County emergency crews said.

WNCT in Greenville reported that crews began searching the area of the river near Hardy Bridge Road, west of Kinston, around 1 p.m. They were resuming their search at 6:30 a.m. Monday.

The boy, who was identified Monday as Henry Jauregaui, is a strong swimmer, but the fast current pulled him underwater, his family told WNCT.

The Sandy Bottom Fire Department and the Wayne County Dive Team are using side-scanning sonar equipment to find him, WNCT reports. No other information was released.


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  • lakeyk1 Apr 11, 2011

    We are all guilty of not seeing the possibility of danger lurking in all that we do, but this is so sad and yes, even if you are not in a boat it would be good safety practical sense to were your life preserver. I pray that God is watching over this young boy and he will be found alive soon and return home safe. My prayers go out to the family. lakeyk1

  • MamasHeart Apr 11, 2011

    Some of you be so heartless...One who criticizes usually do so because they feel the need to compensate for their own thoughts or actions. Before you judge someone else, look at your own reflection. Then, be thankful you are not in the other persons shoes.

  • Smittys wife Apr 11, 2011

    hank5049.......I agree, reading is essential! Yes it says that he was on a fishing trip fishing along the banks when he slipped into the water, people need to read before assuming anything or trying to hold anyone else accountable......hopefully they will find this child....so that the family can find some kind of closure. As a parent, my heart goes out to them!

  • Ilovemyboys Apr 11, 2011

    Praying for the friends and family.

  • mad_dash Apr 11, 2011

    My heart goes out for this family and the little boy.

  • hank5049 Apr 11, 2011

    Again, if you would read the comments and links to other news agencies, you would now HE WAS NOT IN A BOAT!





  • j25 Apr 11, 2011

    WRAL: "Authorities said the boy can't swim."

    Eyewitness News 9 "Family members say the boy was a good swimmer but was soon pulled underwater."

  • jdpike13 Apr 11, 2011

    I grew up around there and they most likely weren't on a boat. There is a path you can drive down and get to a sand bar, a lot of people fish down there.

  • ncguy Apr 11, 2011

    The banks by popular fishing spots are very dangerous.
    there is probably a mile of fishing line caught up in brush and stumps. You foot gets caught in it and then your leg and then the current takes you under.

    very sad! a simple fishing outting turns into a horrible accident.

  • busterbluth Apr 11, 2011

    Prayers to the family!

    JAT - that should come to no surprise.