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Stranded boaters rescued from Cape Fear River

Posted May 24, 2013
Updated May 25, 2013

An 18-year-old was pulled from the Cape Fear River late Friday after the boat he was in got stuck due to quick-moving water, N.C. Wildlife officials said. 

The boat got stuck as a family was trying to maneuver three small boats from the Chatham County side of the river to the Lee County side, officials said. 

The 18-year-old's mother and father were also impacted by the quick-moving water, but were able to return to the river bank unharmed. The 18-year-old was pulled from the river by three N.C. Wildlife officials. He was treated and released at the scene. 

Officials did not release the name of the 18-year-old or his parents.


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