Body found in Cape Fear River identified as missing boater

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A body recovered from the Cape Fear River early Sunday morning has been identified as the boater who went missing on Friday, officials say.

Just before 4 a.m., crews were alerted of a possible body in the water near the Person street boat ramp.

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The body found in the water matched the description of a man in his 60s who went missing two days ago, authorities said.

Officials confirmed the missing boater was Jerry Taylor, 61, of Stedman.

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Rescue crews had been searching for the man since he was reported missing around 2 p.m. on Friday.
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