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Teen Boys Strand Selves On Raft In Tar River

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EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A group of teenaged boys who have been floating on a raft in the Tar River overnight refused to come back to shore -- even after authorities got involved.

The boys -- aged 13 to 17 -- are on a raft in the river in Edgecombe County.

A parent of at least one of the boys tried to coax them back to shore, but they refused to return.

The sheriff's office became involved, but has also been unable to get the group, which has been on the river since 7 p.m. Thursday, to return.

Authorities said it is unclear why they are in the river.

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