Crews Continue River Search For Missing Father & Son

Crews Continue River Search For Missing Father & Son

The operation to find a missing father and son on the Neuse River is entering its third day.

According to Wayne County Public Information Officer Joel Gillie, there were no significant events in the search on Friday.  Once again, the water operations were suspended overnight and are resuming Saturday morning.

The father and son were fishing at the boat launch off Highway 117 south of Goldsboro on Wednesday when the child fell off the dock and the father went in after him.  A nearby boat attempted to rescue the father and son but was unsuccessful.

Friday’s operation included units from the Arrington, Mar-Mac, Grantham, and Rosewood volunteer fire departments, as well as the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, NC Wildlife, and Goldsboro Fire Department.  Search equipment included boats with sonar equipment, K9 search teams and drone support.