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Two saved in Cape Fear River water rescue

Posted May 13, 2013
Updated May 14, 2013

— Crews rescued two men who were the subject of a search on the Cape Fear River Monday night.

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office said crews were dispatched at 9:58 p.m. to an area near Wildlife Road between Lillington and Erwin, after someone on the boat reported water slowly coming on board.

The boat began to sink, authorities said, but was caught on a rock.

Further details about the rescue were not available early Tuesday morning.


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  • mernst May 14, 2013

    there are some rocky places in that area especially on island points and shorelines. great spots for fishing too!

  • baldchip May 14, 2013

    Good job rescue teams. You paid the bills today!!