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Missing Roxboro boater identified

Posted February 2, 2011

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— Person County authorities on Wednesday identified a boater missing since Monday.

Chad Lee Napier, 32, was canoeing on Mayo Lake with another man when the canoe capsized, Sheriff Dewey Jones said. The other man made it back to shore and called for help, but Napier, who was said to be an expert swimmer, hasn't been seen since then.

Crews continued to use sonar to search the lake Wednesday, but Jones said high winds made the process more difficult.

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  • hotlikebea Feb 3, 2011

    Correct, oubliette72, the family waited to release the name. The search is still on. I am praying that he turns up soon.

  • xchief661 Feb 2, 2011

    So sad for his family.

  • oubliette72 Feb 2, 2011

    I believe that they were identifying him to the public. They knew his name from the start.

  • twnluv Feb 2, 2011

    I am confused. Doesn't someone have to be 'identified' in order to be reported missing? Didn't his friend report him missing? Hmm...