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Man's body found in Cape Fear River

Posted July 11, 2015

— Fayetteville police found a man's body Saturday after hours of searching for a person in the Cape Fear River near the Person Street bridge.

Police said 47-year-old James Earl McDonald was seen in the water at about 12:30 p.m. and "appeared to be in distress." Authorities said McDonald leaped from the bridge and died as a result of his injuries.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 910-237-9391 or Crime Stoppers 910-483-8477.

No additional information was immediately available.


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