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Crews suspend search for missing teen for the night

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says the search for a missing 13-year-old boy in the water at Snow’s Cut Park has been suspended for the night. Multiple law enforcement agencies will resume the search Monday morning.

According to eyewitnesses, the boy was in the water with his father and a young girl, all from Rocky Point. The girl started struggling, so the father got her to safety. He then realized the 13-year-old boy was distressed as well but was unable to reach him. After an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the boy, an eyewitness told us the father was then rescued by two fishermen.

Bystanders called 911 around 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone who saw the accident or helped any of the struggling family members to call (910) 798-4200 with information.

The Sheriff’s Office is withholding the identity of the boy at this time at the request of the family.

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