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Crews Recover Drowning Victim at Eno State Park

Posted July 9, 2007
Updated July 10, 2007

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— Authorities have recovered the body of a man who drowned at Eno State Park.

Witnesses said Ian David Creath, 18, of Chapel Hill, was swimming with others at a quarry in the park around 7:30 pm. Monday. They told authorities they saw Creath jump in and begin swimming toward an inflatable raft when he suddenly called for help and went under.

The water in that part of the quarry is believed to be between 35 and 60 feet deep.

Dive teams from the Durham County’s Sheriff Office and Orange County Rescue Squad searched Monday night to no avail. They resumed the search Tuesday morning when they found Creath's body.


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  • HeavenLeigh Jul 10, 2007

    Ian was a great guy and a great friend! He will be missed very much and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and all of his friends. You are missed and we will never forget you!

  • Adelinthe Jul 10, 2007

    Am grateful he's been found.

    Praying for God to comfort his loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • diwanicki Jul 10, 2007

    my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

  • Rocknhorse Jul 10, 2007

    It's always very sad to hear of these stories. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this young man!

  • Jokers Wild Jul 10, 2007

    terrible, I know a family that lost their 18 year old son about 8 years ago to a drowning. Its never easy to lose a loved one, but when they have their whole life ahead of them, it is even tougher.

  • Adelinthe Jul 10, 2007

    What a shame!

    Praying for his loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

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  • Spring Jul 9, 2007

    That is so incredibly sad.