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Missing kayaker found after overnight search was just late, police say

A missing boater was located Monday along the Cape Fear River.

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Kasey Cunningham
, WRAL reporter
ERWIN, N.C. — A boater thought to be missing Monday along the Cape Fear River wasn't lost at all, police say.

Reports of a missing kayaker came in before 3 a.m. from the Cape Fear River Trail Park, located at 1002 South 13th St. in Erwin. Fellow kayakers were worried when he didn't arrive at their meeting spot at the planned time.

After a long search, police discovered the kayaker was just half a mile behind a friend.

The boater got out of the water and walked along the ravine in the dark, carrying his kayak, police say.

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