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Authorities search for man in Hoke County river

Posted August 31, 2009 11:09 p.m. EDT

— Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said a man may have drowned Monday evening in a private pond off Hobson Road, near Raeford.

Family members said Ronnie McCrae, 45, was fishing with a relative when their boat capsized just before 10 p.m.

Both men fell into the water, but McCrae didn’t make it to land. Crews were searching for him late Monday.

No additional information was available.