Body of missing man found after being swept away in Cape Fear River

HARNETT COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Watercraft from Fort Bragg and a K9 underwater team searched the Cape Fear River Wednesday and found the body of a missing man swept away by a strong current.

Police say Edwin Ordonez and his brother Emilson Ordonez were swept away on Monday while trying to get to an island in the river to fish.

Emilson was a father of four children. His body was found Monday night, 300 yards from where he was swept away.

Teams searched the river near the access point in Erwin that is in Harnett County.

The father of the brothers was caught up in the current too. He is recovering in the hospital.
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