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Body pulled from Cape Fear River

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A body has been found in the Cape Fear River. Wilmington Fire Department spokesman David Hines says crews recovered the body on the Brunswick County side of the river about half way between the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the state port.

Hines and a Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman say there’s been no positive identification. They also say an ID could take days.

A WFD boat crew found the body while patrolling after someone reported seeing some clothing in the area.

The discovery comes after crews searched earlier this week for Marine LCpl. John J. Pruitt, who was stationed at Camp Lejeune after he was reported missing in the river Sunday night. At this point there’s no word on if investigators believe the body is Pruitt.

Stay with WWAY NewsChannel 3 for more infomration as it becomes available.

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