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Body pulled from river is missing Marine

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A body found in the Cape Fear River today is a missing Marine. LCpl. John J. Pruitt, 24, of Fontana, CA, was stationed at Camp Lejeune. He went missing late Sunday night.

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.

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

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