Monday, October 25, 2021
8 PM UPDATE: Neuse River Search & Rescue Slows Down For Evening

8 PM UPDATE: Neuse River Search & Rescue Slows Down For Evening

There’s still no sign of the father and son that went missing in the Neuse River.

The father and son were fishing at the boat launch off Highway 117 south of Goldsboro Wednesday evening when the son fell off the dock into the water.  The father attempted to pull his son out and also went into the water.  A nearby boat attempted to rescue the father and son but was unsuccessful.

As of 8:15 PM Thursday, Wayne County Public Information Officer Joel Gillie says the boat teams on the river have suspended their search while land-based patrols will continue overnight.  The water rescue teams are set to deploy again Friday morning after sunrise.

Wayne County will also be receiving additional assets from out-of-county to assist the first responder teams currently working on the search.  In addition to the agencies involved in the search since Wednesday, the county has also received additional support from Rosewood Fire, Grantham Fire, and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

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